Nigeria International Maritime Summit debuts in May

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The organised private sector of the Nigerian maritime industry is collaborating to promote the Nigeria International Maritime Summit (NIMS), positioned as the country’s only whole-of-value-chain maritime event.

Facilitated by a unique industry-wide collaboration and supported by government, NIMS sets agenda and highlights solutions for maritime business, policy and operations in Nigeria.

A press statement issued on Monday by the Programme Officer of NIMS, Ose Omobhude, said in addition to featuring Nigeria’s first immersive virtual maritime exhibition and trade show, NIMS will feature discussions on cross-cutting aspects of maritime industry operations, business, law and policy.

“The first annual event is scheduled to hold from 26th to 29th May 2021, and targets expansion of economic options for the industry and increased efficiency of services provided to the economy.

“The NIMS agenda is driven by a two-pronged strategy based on (1) knowledge and policy development; and (2) industry-wide service optimisation. While the former is to be led by discussions, policy advocacy and engagement at the annual event and ad-hoc industry engagement series, the latter will be achieved by development of a reliable and efficient industry-driven maritime cluster for Nigeria,” Omobhude said.

The statement added that NIMS is a non-governmental initiative supported by a Governing Board consisting of Engr. Greg Ogbeifun, Mrs. Margaret Orakwusi, Mfon Ekong Usoro and Mr. Emeka Akabogu; and an Advisory Council made of Princess (Dr.) Vicky Haastrup, Otunba Kunle Folarin, Alhaji Aminu Umar, Dr. Bolaji Akinola, Mrs. Jean Chiazor-Anishere SAN and Alhaji Mahmud Bamanga Tukur.

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