CIEPHMN And MARAN Holds One Day Marine Environmental Summit In Lagos

 By Stephen Ubanna

 Barely one  month after the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, under the close watch of Bashir Jamoh,  embarked on ‘’the enforcement of full Compliance with the marine  environment  protection statutory requirements and document in Nigeria and foreign flagged vessels operating in the Nigerian maritime domain’’, the Institute of  Environmental and Public Health Management, CIEPHMN, in Collaboration with the Maritime Reporters Association, MARAN, holds  a one day  Submit  in Lagos, the nation’s Commercial nerve centre to sensitise industry stakeholders on the dangers of’’ Marine pollution’’  and  the need for ‘’seaport Environmental Management’’.

A Statement issued  by Obiajlu Agu, Secretary General, MARAN,stated that the Summit, would hold on Thursday, September 16, 2021, stressing the venue of the CONFAB is the Airport Hotel, Ikeja. The Summit, according to Agu, the MARAN, Secretary General, is expected  to provide a forum  for seasoned environmental experts in the nation’s maritime and oil sectors of the economy  including other  technocrats  from the private and public sectors , particular, officials of the state and Federal Environmental Protection Agency , to discuss  germane and contemporary  issues affecting  the nation’s maritime sector.

He noted that the annual International Summit is a strictly  Corporate Social Responsibility  and non-fee  Paying  project  where all industry stakeholders  are expected to converge in order  ‘’to find a lasting  solution  to the Complex Challenges facing  the country’s maritime and marine environment under the close monitoring if  Jamoh led NIMASA.

The Summit , which  is targeted at Practitioners  and Industry stakeholders in the marine, Health  and Environmental Management sectors of the economy, the MARAN, spokesperson, further  said would  examine  the challenges  facing  the nation’s Heath and  seaports environmental Management  and come up with practicable  solutions that  would  solve such problem in the country.

Given an insider information to  the event, he disclosed that  Jamoh, the NIMASA , Director General, Dele Badejo, Deoartment of Gelogy, Faculty of Social Sciences and Management, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun state, Aliyu Jauro, a Professor and Director General,   National Environmental Standards and Regulations, NESREA,  Kwesi Addo- Appiah, Director of the Institute of Maritime and Energy  Research and Sustainable Development, University  of Ghana,  and Idris Musa, Chief Executive Officer , CEO, of  the National Oil  Spill Protection  and Response Agency, OSDRA, would present position papers on the Environment to the Participants.

Also expected to present paper at the marine and environmental workshop  is Tunji Bello, the Lagos state Commissioner for  Environment and Water Resources,  and Princess Vicky Hasstup,  Chairman,  seaports Terminal Operators Association of  Nigeria, STOAN.

Sarumi: Former MD, NPA

  Adebayo Sarumi, a one-time Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA,  was said to have  agreed  to serve  as the Chairman of the Summit, given the  caliber of people expected at the event and  those who are also expected  to receive ‘’Leadership Excellence Awards’’.

Participants  have been asked to endeavor to be at the Osun Hall, slated for the Summit at  about 10 am  prompt.  

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