MAPSAN hosts AGM on Thursday to discuss maritime security

A ship at berth in Apapa port

Maritime Security Providers Association of Nigeria (MASPAN) will on Thursday, October 14, 20211 organize its 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The theme of the event is “Maritime Security Efforts in Nigeria: Government and Private Sector Partnerships” a bid to proffer a holistic approach via partnership to address the security constraints in the sector.

The Chairman of the MASPAN Board of Trustees and the Chief Host of the event, Rear Admiral Francis Akpan (Rtd), said the event will provide an appropriate platform for NIMASA, Nigerian Navy and other stakeholders to highlight and consolidate on the gains recorded in the area of maritime security in recent times.

The MASPAN BOT Chairman stressed that to provide a safe and secure shipping environment where seafarers will have the confidence to sail onboard the nation’s waters, there must be an efficient collaborative effort between NIMASA, Navy and private stakeholders.

Special Guests of Honour to grace the occasion include the Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, Nigeria’s Chief of Naval Staff, Vice-Admiral A.Z Gambo, and the Acting Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Mr. Mohammed Bello-Koko. All maritime experts are expected to participate in the conference, especially those involved in maritime security.

MASPAN is a body of professionals in maritime security and its core objectives include: to promote the use of common and standardize industry practice; to promote the education and increase the knowledge and skills of its members in the field of maritime security; to generate and increase the awareness of maritime security issues among individuals, communities, educational institutions, business and government.

Others are; to provide communication to keep members abreast of currents, events in maritime security globally; promote awareness and understanding of maritime security; encourage professional development and foster unity and peace among members and to perform all other things necessary for or ancillary to the purpose and activities of the association.

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