Shippers’ Council to host International Maritime Seminar for Judges

Pius Okuta


The Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) in collaboration with the National Judicial Institute (NJI) is set to host the 17th edition of the International Maritime Seminar for Judges.

The event, which will take place at the Abuja Continental Hotel (former Abuja Sheraton Hotel), Ladi Kwali Centre from Tuesday 9th to Thursday 11th July 2024, will be chaired by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator George Akume.

In a press statement signed by the Assistant Director, Public Relations Unit, Rebecca Adamu, and made available to SHIPS & PORTS on Friday, the organisers said the objective of the seminar is to update the knowledge of participants including justices, judges, lawyers, captains of industries and maritime stakeholders with the knowledge on contemporary issues and developments in international maritime law and admiralty practice as it impacts Nigeria and the West African Sub-region.

While the Executive Governor of Nasarawa State, Engr. Abdullahi Sule, is designated as the Special Guest of Honour; the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Honourable Justice Olukayode Ariwoola is the chief host, and the Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola will be the host at the occasion.

Other dignitaries expected at the occasion include the Chief Justices of Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, along with some judges of their respective judiciaries.

Other participants at the seminar include Justices of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and judges of the Federal and State High Courts, among others.