(Written by Asuquo Nuwak)
The Maritime Journalists Association of Nigeria (MAJAN), the organizer of a two day maritime summit on the Perennial Apapa traffic gridlock has concluded plans for Pharm. Mazi Ohuabunwa to lead eminent Nigerians for discussion on finding lasting solutions to taffic gridlock in and around Apapa, which is causing motorists to spend several hours on ports access roads and highways.
Pharm. Mazi Ohuabunwa, who is the President of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, former Chairman of Nigerian Economic Summit Group and the former Chairman of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), is expected to present a lead paper on the topic: “The Travails of Manufacturers through Lagos Port, Apapa” at MAJAN Maritime Summit, slated for April 14th and 15th 2021, at Rockview Hotel, Apapa, Lagos, by 10.00am prompt daily.
The Editor-in-Chief of the Powerful Pen Newspaper, Comrade Ray Ugochukwu, in his address to journalists in Lagos, said the Summit is designed to find lasting solutions to the Perennial gridlock, especially in the face of a unique and challenging problem to maritime sector.
Comrade Ray Ugochukwu, who is also the President of MAJAN, further appealed to stakeholders within the Maritime industry and all port users to give maximum support towards successful hosting of the event.
Recall that the Summit was initially slated for Thursday 25th March and Friday 26th March 2021 but shifted to Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th April 2021, to accommodate more stakeholders.
Dignitaries expected to grace the occasion include the Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Sanwo-Olu, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudasiru Obasa.
Among industry experts expected at the Summit include the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority ( NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Bashir Jamoh, Director-General of Standards Oganisation of Nigeria (SON), Mallam Farouk A. Salim, Managing Director of LADOL, Dr Amy Jadesimi, Managing Director of NIWA, Dr George Moghalu and the President-General of Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), Comrade Adewale Adeyanju.