The management of Port and Terminal Management Academy of Nigeria (POTEMAN) has conferred award on your soaraway SHIPS & PORTS DAILY as the most widely read and most circulated specialised maritime journal in Nigeria.
SHIPS & PORTS DAILY won the award on Saturday in Lagos at POTEMAN’s 4th national graduation ceremony and investiture of the Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of Sifax Group, Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, as chairman of the academy’s governing council.
Presenting the award to the representative of the Company, Daniel Nwakwuoke, the Chairman of the occasion, Otunba Kunle Folarin, said SHIPS & PORTS DAILY duly deserves the award because the publication circulates widely within the industry and has exhibited credibility and objectivity in reporting maritime industry issues.
“It is no doubt that SHIPS & PORTS DAILY deserves the award that was given to them by POTEMAN as the most widely read and circulated maritime publication in the country because their reportage of the maritime industry is second to none,” Otunba Folarin, who is also Chairman of the Nigerian Port Consultative Council, said.
The new Chairman of POTEMAN governing council, Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, who was represented by the General Manager of Sifax Consult, Mike Owope, promised steer the affairs of the academy in the path of growth and development.
“As a company, we will support the academy as much as possible and this will be done with the support of our friends in the industry. This is to ensure that whatever needs to be done to bring the academy to the fore for government attention is done,” he said.
Afolabi congratulated the graduating students and charged them to support efforts aimed at making the maritime sector a better place.
Earlier in his address, the Regristrar of POTEMAN, Dr. Babatunde Samuel said the investiture of the new patron is unique because it was the first time since inception that the academy would have a “core technocrat” as chairman of its governing council.
Babatunde also said that government agencies such as the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) rendered tremendous assistance to the academy.
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