Godfrey Bivbere, MARAN President
The Maritime Reporters Association of Nigeria, MARAN has announced a shift in date of it annual lecture scheduled to hold on Tuesday November 21 in Lagos.
The inaugural edition of MAMAL 2023 themed: “Maritime Security: Emerging Threats and Actionable Steps” is targeted at proffering long-term, sustainable solutions will now hold hold on Wednesday 29, 2023 at Rockview Hotel Apapa, Lagos by 9am.
In a press statement signed by the President of MARAN, Godfrey Bivbere, stated the MAMAL would effectively address maritime crimes in the GoG region and protect seafaring and fishing communities in the affected countries.
MARAN, as the foremost umbrella body of journalists covering the Nigerian maritime sector, has identified and commends the collaborative initiatives and efforts of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA and other maritime agencies which led to a significant reduction in piracy incidents on Nigerian waters and the GoG throughout 2022.
To a large extent, the establishment of the Gulf of Guinea Maritime Collaboration Forum for the Shared Awareness and Deconfliction (GOG-MCF/SHADE) has enabled stakeholders within and outside the region to connect and discuss frequently on how best to tackle piracy in the area and this yielded verifiable results.
Bivbere noted that Special Guests is Minister of Marine & Blue Economy, Adegboyega while the keynote Speaker is the Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA.
Stakeholders in the maritime sector including Shipowners, NIMASA, Shippers Council, NPA, Nigerian Navy, Shipping Lines, Terminal Operators, Nigerian Shippers Council, and major seafarers organisations are all expected to attend this epoch-making event.
Bivbere further noted that others dignitaries expected at the event Chief Isaac Jolapamo, President General of MWUN, Adewale Adeyunju, former Minister and Chief Executive Officer, CEO of Genesis Worldwide Shipping, Capt. Emmanuel Ihenacho, Chairman of Starz Group, Greg Ogbeofun, the Nigeria Ship Owners Association, NISA, Ship Owners Association of Nigeria, SOAN and all other relevant stakeholders.