A group of companies with investment in maritime, aviation, oil and gas, haulage and logistics, financial services and hospitality, Sifax Group has reiterated its readiness to join forces with South Africa Chamber of Commerce on the financing model for the maritime sector in Nigeria.
The partnership is expected to bring together key industry stakeholders to discuss the alternative sources of funding critical infrastructure development in the maritime sector of the economy.
A statement issued by the company and made available to Maritime Bits said its decision to join forces with the South Africa Chamber of Commerce was in line with its industry leadership objectives aimed at charting a new course for the funding of critical infrastructure development in the country’s maritime sector.
Signed by its Corporate Affairs Manager, Mr. Muyiwa Akande, the statement said the focus of the chamber’s monthly business networking event scheduled to hold on Thursday, March 25, 2021 with the topic “Public Private Partnership as Alternative Financing Model in the Maritime Sector” would have the Director General, Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Mr. Alex Okoh as the guest speaker.
The statement quoted the Group Executive Director, Sifax Group, Mr. Bode Ojeniyi, saying that the partnership with the chamber was designed as a melting pot for policy makers and prospective investors in the sector to discuss and exchange ideas on financing projects such that the industry can contribute better to the country’s economic growth.
“Riding on the enormous success achieved through the concession of port terminals by the Federal Government, SIFAX Group believes there are more opportunities for private sector participation in the country’s maritime sector. SIFAX Group wants to be at the fore front of this discourse and wants to use this event to rally stakeholders for advocacy in this direction”, Ojeniyi added.
Described as a man with vast experience and remarkable successes in Public Private Partnerships (PPP) in Nigeria, the BPE Director General is expected to lead the discussions drawing various insights into how PPP can help the government overcome the many challenges confronting the maritime sector.
The statement added that leading players in the country’s maritime sector as well as other business leaders will participate in this webinar and networking platform just as it pointed out that the general public is also welcome to participate in the discussion by using the registration link- Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Nigeria-South Africa Chamber of Commerce Webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar..
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