The League of Maritime Editors (LME) has concluded arrangements to honour the Transportation Minister, Alhaji Muazu Sambo and his Minister of State counterpart, Mr. Ademola Adegoroye.
The honour for the two Ministers is in appreciation of their hard work and landmark achievements within a short space of their stay in the Transport Ministry.
As part of the honour, the League is organizing an Appreciation Dinner slated for June 9 at Eko Hotel and Suites, in Victoria Island, Lagos.
The Appreciation Dinner which is strictly on invitation will be chaired by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha.
In a statement signed by the President of the League, Chief Timothy Okorocha and the Public Relations Officer, Mr Francis Ugwoke, the two Ministers are being honoured in recognition of their glaring efforts to move the industry forward since they were appointed.
According to the statement, “Sambo focused on projects that will move the nation’s maritime industry forward”
Among the projects, the statement added, were ports infrastructure rehabilitation, indigenous shipping development under which he got the President to approve the disbursement of the Cabotage Vessel Financing Fund (CVFF), the process which has since started.
Sambo had on assuming office also promoted human capacity development both in the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and Maritime Academy Oron (MAN).
The statement continued, “On assuming office, he moved to ensure ports efficiency and interconnectivity of agencies through the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) by establishing port community system under a single platform. He will be remembered for achieving so much for the industry after spending less than 10 months in office”
The Governors of Lagos, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu , Taraba, Darius Dickson Ishaku and Ondo, Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu CON SAN are expected to grace the occasion.
The Emir of Muri in Taraba State, Alhaji Abbas Njidda Tafida and the Deji of Akure in Ondo State, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi, Odundun II and captains of the maritime industry will also be expected on the occasion.