NAN correspondent wins ‘Best Maritime Reporter’ award


A Senior Maritime Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Alhaja Aisha Cole on Thursday in Lagos, won  the Best Maritime Reporters’ Award 2016 given by the Publishers of People’s Forum newspapers.

The awards was tagged 7th National Evergreen Maritime Merit Awards.

The award coordinator, Tunde Ojudun, said that the award committee did a field research on the Best Maritime Reporter award and unanimously selected Cole as the winner.

“It should be noted that National Evergreen Merit Awards are exclusively for maritime industry stakeholders working assiduously to report the maritime industry.

“In our research work, we did put the following into consideration: transparency in every aspect of financial dealing; dedication to duty; patriotism to Nigeria; and relationship with other colleagues and other stakeholders.

“Added to your emergence as the winner of this prestigious award is your excellent contributions to the maritime industry,” he said.

The coordinator said the awards are “non-profit making and are aimed at inducing and promoting excellence and patriotism in work places in Nigeria”.

According to him, the honour will motivate other stakeholders to work tirelessly and selflessly, so that they too can be honoured one day like today’s recipients.

Chairman of the event, Olusegun Ologbese, commended the Nigerian maritime media for appropriate reportage of the maritime industry.

Ologbese urged the maritime media not to relent in their efforts in supporting the Federal Government’s efforts in diversification of the economy.

He commended the organisers of the award for choosing the awardees based on merit, adding that it would motivate them to continue the good job in promoting the industry.

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