Maritime Editors Set for Sambo, Adegoroye Appreciation DAll is now set for the Appreciation Dinner being planned in honour of the immediate past Minister of Transport, Alhaji Muazu Sambo and his Minister of State counterpart, Mr. Ademola Adegoroye by the League of Maritime Editors (LOME), pioneers of maritime journalism in Nigeria.
By Ovie Edomi
Already, special guests from Taraba, Sambo’s home state and those of the former Minister of State, Adegoroye, Ondo state are said to have either arrived Lagos or billed to arrive Thursday for the special programme which is to hold at Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos on Friday, June 9,
The honour for the two Ministers is in appreciation of their hard work and landmark achievements within a short space of their stay in the Transport Ministry.
The Appreciation Dinner which is strictly by invitation will be chaired by the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha.
In a statement signed by the President of the League, Chief Timothy Okorocha and the Public Relations Officer, Mr Francis Ugwoke, the two Ministers are being honoured in recognition of their glaring efforts to move the industry forward when they got appointed.
According to the statement, “Sambo focused on projects that will move the nation’s maritime industry forward”
Among the projects, the statement added, were ports infrastructure rehabilitation, indigenous shipping development under which he got the President to approve the disbursement of the Cabotage Vessel Financing Fund (CVFF), the process which has since started.
Sambo had on assuming office also promoted human capacity development both in the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and Maritime Academy Oron (MAN).
The statement continued, “On assuming office, he has moved to ensure ports efficiency and interconnectivity of agencies through the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) by establishing port community system under a single platform. He will be remembered for achieving so much for the industry after spending less than 10 months in office”
The Governors of Lagos, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu , Taraba, Darius Dickson Ishaku and Ondo, Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu CON SAN are expected to grace the occasion.
The Emir of Muri in Taraba State, Alhaji Abbas Njidda Tafida and the Deji of Akure in Ondo State, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi, Odundun II and captains of the maritime industry will also be expected on the occasion.