Dr. Enebeli rebranding Nigeria Institute of Shipping to world class standard
* Inducts Prof Charles Asenime as fellow of the institute
The National President, Nigeria Institute of Shipping (NIS), Dr. Martins Emeka Enebeli and his team are working assiduously to rebrand the Institute to a world class standard for Nigeria to gain greater recognition in shipping.
They are doing this by developing an outstanding modern curriculum in line with the best professional practice all over the world.
Speaking at the special fellowship investiture, where the Dean, School of Transport and Logistics, Lagos State University (LASU), Professor Charles Asenime was inducted as a fellow of the institute, Dr Enebeli emphasised on bridging the gap, by training and retraining professionals, who will serve Nigeria and African shipping sector.
He informed that the induction of
Prof. Asenime was based on recognition of his tremendous contributions to advancement of shipping and allied industry in Nigeria.
Speaking further on the special ceremony, which took place at Apapa, Lagos, the National President of NIS,
stressed that Prof. Asenime has built capacity in the shipping industry, adding that his effort has repositioned the industry, such that experts in shipping profession can now obtain PhD.
He enthused :
“We didn’t know before that we could obtain PhD in shipping from Nigeria University. Now through the relentless effort of Prof. Asenime and few others, we can stand tall and rub shoulders with experts in other professions.
“The Institute will continue to recognise those, who are contributing to the advancement of shipping profession. We are urging Prof. Asenime to continue with the good works he is doing to move the shipping profession forward in Nigeria.”
His assertions :
“We are looking at a time when we will export experts in shipping from Nigeria to other countries. This is what we are working on.
I therefore call on all practitioners in the shipping profession to get certificates in shipping from our institute. You can use our certificate to earn master degree from LASU, after which you can go ahead to obtain PhD.
“Shipping is not just about maritime or ship only, but encompassing all modes of transportation. Because of the nomenclature, many people have restricted shipping to maritime or transportation through ship.
“Their thinking is that shipping is all about ship or maritime, which is not so. Shipping is encompassing. It includes Pipeline, Aviation, road and sea transport. Any form of transportation is shipping.”
In his response, Prof. Asenime said the Institute fellowship award bestowed on him will spur him to do more; emphasizing that NIS as an institution has come to stay.
The registrar of the institute, Mr. Samson Chima, added that the institute established in 1983, came into existence with the aim of bridging the knowledge gap in the shipping profession; noting that NIS is an academic and professional body that trains and retrains people in the shipping industry.