The eagerly-awaited 16th edition of the Maritime Industry Merit Awards (MIMA), which coincides with the annual Shipping World Lecture, organised by Maritime Media Limited, to is set to take place this weekend in Lagos.
“MIMA 2013 is set to take place on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Harbour Point, 4 Wilmot Point, Off Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos, by 7:00 pm. Attendance is strictly by invitation,” the Chief Executive Officer of Maritime Media Limited, Elder Asu Beks, stated in a press release made available to SHIPS & PORTS DAILY.
The highlight of the event, according to Asu, will be the investiture of Minister of Transport, Senator Idris Umar, as Maritime Man of the Year 2012, along with winners of other categories of the “Nigerian maritime industry’s most coveted award.”
He stated: “The winners of the other categories of the MIMA include:
• Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party ((PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, for the Lifetime Achievement Award;
• Deputy Director, Public Relations, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Hajiya Lami Tumaka, for the Most Outstanding Maritime Industry Image Maker;
• Chief Executive Officer, Classic Marine Services, Elder Famous Enearu, for the Most Promising Maritime Personality 2013; and
• Deputy Editor, Businessday newspaper, Charles Ike-Okoh, for the Business Editor of the Year, 2012.
“As part of activities lined up for the programme, Professor Bamidele Badejo, former Lagos State Commissioner of Transport, will deliver the programme lecture titled, An effective intermodal system of transport as a panacea to African economic integration.
“The ceremony, which will have in attendance renowned captains of industry, will be presided over by Senator David Mark, Senate President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Miss Dzifa Aku Ativor, Minister of Transport, Federal Republic of Ghana will be the Special Guest of Honour, while Governor of Gombe State, Alhaji Ibrahim Dankwambo, will be the Chief Guest of Honour.
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