|SOAN 2nd Vice President, Mr. Alfred Okoigun|
Owners Association of Nigeria (SOAN) in partnership with key stakeholders in
the maritime industry is creating a broad spectrum of job opportunities for young
|SOAN President, Greg Ogbeifun,|
Vice President and Chairman, Organising Committee, End of Year AGM, Mr. Alfred
Okoigun, revealed this in Lagos at the weekend.
highlighted the remarkable success and prospects of the ongoing collaboration,
and the anticipated gains, in terms of brighter industry future; and of days
when the body would freely train the nation’s cadets and provide them new vista
of genuine hopes.
it was remarkable to have honourable personalities including the Minister of
Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, the Petroleum Minister of State, Dr. Ibe
Kachukwu, the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Local Content Board, Simbi Wabote,
and the Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency
(NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, among others identify with SOAN, five
years into its formation.
when we operated as if we were on our own and they were on their own; fighting
one another and even as some of the coordinating ministry were also not in
the SOAN, we have been able to blend them all together, because we have
emphasized the importance of National Interest!
year is to really get the Government and the key players together, to enable
all parties, brainstorm and explore how we need to continue to collaborate and
improve together in the overall interest of both the Maritime industry and the
Comptroller General of Immigration will equally be in attendance. This again
underscores the importance of bringing everyone together, because at the end of
the day, if we say the foreigners are dominating our industry, we must also
understand that it is the immigration that issues them the endorsement. So,
they should know what we are doing!