Nigeria’s Organised Private Sector Moves To Expand Investment In Maritime Sector 

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Yemisi Izuora

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.

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, according to Ms. Ose Omobhude.

The NIMS agenda is driven by a two-pronged strategy based on knowledge and policy development; and 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.

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

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