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OMIS award debuts to recognise maritime stakeholders

By Adaku Onyenucheya
27 July 2022   |   2:41 am
The Chief Executive Officer, Femi Da-silva, in a statement, yesterday, said the event was to catalyse continued development of the industry “through appreciation of the most silent, but incredible

Maritime and Offshore Award (tagged OMIS) is to honour distinguishable organisations and individuals in the sector.

The Chief Executive Officer, Femi Da-silva, in a statement, yesterday, said the event was to catalyse continued development of the industry “through appreciation of the most silent, but incredible work that is being done by stakeholders to highlight innovations and achievements in the field, as well as raise awareness and beam the searchlight on important issues that do not always get the attention they deserve, and subsequently promote further improvement.”
 
Nominations for the award closed in April 2022 and the ceremony holds on September 24 in Lagos.

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHIN), Starz Investments, SIFAX, NLNG Ship Management Limited (NLSM), Integrated Oil and Gas, Brisktrade, Comet Shipping, APM Terminals, OnePort365, Trucks Transit Parks Limited, Lloyd’s Register, and Nigerian Navy are among the organisations shortlisted for different categories.

Da-silva said: “These organisations were nominated by industry players to have displayed exemplary commitment to the progress of the sector via staff/manpower investment, community service, technology innovation and other notable investments while impacting the environment positively. They deserve to be honoured to serve as an impetus for others to make sacrificial investments and impact in the maritime sector.”

Former Director General of the Nigerian Chamber of Shipping, Ify Akerele, who is also a member of the panel of judges, lauded the growing visibility and encouraged stakeholders to be part of OMIS. 
 
Da-silva noted that eminent maritime executives and professionals, including ex-Managing Director, Nigerian Port Authority, Adebayo Sarumi; once-time Minister of Interior, Captain Emmanuel Iheanacho; Chairman, Starz Investment, Greg Ogbeifun; President of Nigerian Maritime Law Association, Mrs. Olufunke Agbor (SAN); Chief Executive Officer, LADOL, Dr. Amy Jadesimi; National President, Women in Energy, Oil and Gas (WEOG) Nigeria, Dr. Oladunni Owo, were recognised. 

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