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MARAN inaugurates new executive Dec. 3

The newly-elected
executive of the Maritime Reporters Association of Nigeria (MARAN) will be
inaugurated on Wednesday December 3, 2014 in Lagos.

 The new
executive, led by Mrs. Ifeyinwa Obi as the President, was elected on November
7, 2014 elections held at the International Maritime Press Centre/MARAN
Secretariat, Apapa.
The elections
were held under the supervision of top officials of the Nigerian Maritime
Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and other port stakeholders.
The inauguration,
slated for Rockview Hotels, will be attended by the Comptroller-General of
Customs, Alhaji Abdullahi Inde Dikko, as the Special Guest of Honour, and the
event will be chaired by Barrister Hassan Bello, Executive Secretary/CEO, Nigerian
Shippers’ Council.
Others expected
are the Director General of NIMASA, the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports
Authority, the CEO of Sifax Group, terminal operators, Presidents of
Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents and National Association of
Government Approved Freight Forwarders and many more.
In her post-election
message, the President, Mrs. Ifeyinwa Obi, promised to work diligently to
reposition the association towards discharging its obligations to the
development of the nation’s maritime industry at large.
Obi, who is the
first female president of the association since its inception in 1988,
challenged port stakeholders to rally round the association.
In the meantime,
the Chairman of the Inauguration Organizing Committee, Mr. Bayo Akomolafe said
the inauguration would serve as a platform for the association to present its
new executive to the maritime public with a view to strengthening the
cordiality between MARAN and the industry.
Other elected
members are: Funso Olojo (Hallmark), Vice President; John Obot (Radio Nigeria),
Secretary General; Obiajulu Agu (Maritime First) and Aisha Cole (NAN),
Financial Secretary. Others are: Oluwakemi Dauda (The Nation), Treasurer and
Gboyega Oni (PortNews), PRO/Internal Auditor.
The event will
feature paper presentation on anti-smuggling and Pre-Arrival Assessment Report

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