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Zuma, Amaechi, Adeosun, Onyema to attend African Maritime Conference in Lagos


Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Her
Excellency, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation,
Mr Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun and
the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyema will be attending the
second edition of the African Maritime Conference holding on Wednesday,
February 24-Friday 26, 2016 at Eko Hotels & Suites, Lagos, Nigeria.

The event tagged “Financing the African Fleet
–Capacity Development in the African Maritime Industry” is organized by the
African Shipowners Association (ASA) an offshoot of the African Union
Commission (AUC) in furtherance of the African Union’s AIM Strategy,
AGENDA 2063 and the development of an African Fleet .
Papers to be presented will focus on ‘Funding and
Investment for the Development of the African Fleet’, ‘Infrastructural
Development of the African Maritime Industry: Issues and Prospects’, ‘Emergence
of Intra African Trade: Cargo Hotspots on the Continent’ and ‘The Blue Economy
Agenda: African Maritime Domain Perspective.’
In attendance will be delegates from over 21 countries,
with the presence of the African Shipowners Associatio, who include the
President ASA, Mr Temisan Omatseye, President of the Nigerian Chamber of Shipping
– Are Adebayo Sarumi, Mr Greg Alemm – MD/CEO, South Africa Maritime Safety
Authority.
Also, Mr Cosmas Cherop – Ag. DG, Kenyan Maritime
Authority, Dr. Peter Azuma – DG, Ghana Maritime Authority, Mr Peterside
Chamberlain -CEO, New Era Capital Corporation, NY, USA, Mr Ifie Sekibo –
MD/CEO, Heritage Bank of Nigeria Plc., Mr Stanley Ahorlu – EC, African
Independent Feeder, Mr Taiwo Afolabi- MD/CEO Sifax Group,  Engr. Olu
Akinsoji – Chairman, Society of Nigerian Mariners.

Others are Sir Peter Olorunfemi – MD, Peter Consulting
Services, Mr. Joseph Juma – MD, Kenya Shipping, R/Adm Mohammed Abdel – Dir.
Maritime Affairs, Egyptian Ministry of Transport, Mrs. Alda Bandeiro Vaz
Daconceicao – DG, Institute of Maritime & Ports Administration, Sao Tome
& Principe, Mr. Yerim Thioub – DG, Agence Nationale des Affairs Maritime,
Senegal, Capt. Richard Owolabi, and Abuja MoU -Engr. Gregory Alemm.

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