Dr. MkGeorge Onyung, the Managing Director of Jevkon Oil & Gas, as its new
Onyung polled a total of 12 votes ahead of Mr. Alfred Okoigun’s 10 votes to
emerge winner of the position of the association’s president.
association’s 30 members voted at the polls, which was overseen by highly-respected
Chairman of the Shipowners Forum, Mrs. Margret Orakwusi, the Managing
Director of Morbod Group.
staff of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), as
members of the maritime media served as observers of the process.
executives are Mr. Eno Williams. He polled a total of 22 votes to emerge as
first Vice President, while Mr Sonny Eja also polled 22 votes to be elected the
second Vice President.
association’s Financial Secretary/Treasurer with a total of 22 votes, just as
Mr. Lucky Akhiwu emerged as the Chairman, Technical Committee with a total of
12 votes ahead of Engr. Stan Athekame who polled 10 votes.
& Capacity Building Committee has Mr. Wisdom Nwagwu, who had 22 votes,
while Mrs. Iroghama Obuoforibo cleared all 22 votes to become the Chairman,
Finance& Membership Committee.
become the Chairman, Ethics &Privileges Committee with a total of 22 votes.
Engr Greg Ogbeifun, the erstwhile President becomes an Ex-officio.
promised to run an all- inclusive consultative administration to the benefit of
Shipowners in Nigeria.
engage regulatory bodies such as NIMASA and the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) in
order to ensure that ship owning business gets a boost in Nigeria.
for his selfless dedication and prayed for his continual support.
association, Engr. Greg Ogbeifun, congratulated the new executive members and
charged them to give their best in service to the association.
support, promising to always give his resources and time to ensure the tempo of
service is sustained and further boosted.
president and I acknowledge that he has worked well to emerge the winner for
the position of the president.
available, giving my resources, my time to continue to sustain what SOAN
benefit of every member of the association, for the maritime industry and
for the nation’s economy.”
engage the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and work
diligently to influence policies that enhance trade for the sector.
engage NIMASA frontally. We are open as shipowners and together we will
push for the success of issues of industry concern.”
(SOAN) comprises of 30 ship owning companies who have proven track records of economy-boosting
activities in the industry.