All is now set for the 34th edition of the Maritime Reporters Association of Nigeria (MARAN) anniversary and award scheduled to hold November 28, 2022 at Sheraton Hotel, Lagos.
A statement issued by planning committee members of the anniversary stated that all arrangements had been concluded for a hitch-free event, which has the Minister of Transportation, Muazu Jaji Sambo as the chief guest of honour.
Besides Sambo, doyens of the nation’s maritime industry including the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Mr. Mohammed Bello-Koko, Director General NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, former Executive Secretary of Nigerian Shippers Counci (NSC)l, Barrister Hassan Bello, the Chairman, Sifax Group, Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, Lagos base legal practitioner, Mrs Chiazor Anishere (SAN), and the Executive Vice Chairman of ENL Consortium Limited, Mrs. Victoria Haaatrup among others are expected to be in attendance.
In the same vein, the former Managing Director of NPA, Chief Adebayo Sarunmi would deliver the keynote address at the occasion.
According to the statement, the conference with the theme: ‘16 Years of Port Concession: The Pains and The Gains’ would provide ample opportunity for notable maritime experts and professionals to speak on critical issues affecting the port since 2006.
Apart from the fact that Sambo has indicated interest to be part of the event, all the maritime agencies, including: NPA, NIMASA, NSC, National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), among others have equally expressed their desire to be fully involved in the one day anniversary and awards,
The 34th anniversary and awards 2022 of MARAN is expected to be attended by over 250 maritime industry professionals; cutting across the maritime agencies, terminal operators, security agencies, international and domestic companies operating in Nigeria.
Maritime Bits had reported that the Chairman Planning Committee of MARAN 34th Anniversary and Awards, Mr. Dapo Olawuni noted that the event come once in a decade and the last edition was held in December 2013.
According to him, MARAN remains the foremost maritime media association which was formed in November 1988 and has since then remained the umbrella body of all journalists posted to report the activities of the nation’s shipping and allied business.


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