Sarumi, others for Taiwo Afolabi Maritime Conference

August 14th, 2018

Former Managing Director of the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), Adebayo Sarumi, and Chairman, Nigerian Ports Consultative Forum, Kunle Folarin, will lead other maritime experts and stakeholders at the third edition of the Taiwo Afolabi Annual Maritime Conference coming up in Lagos.
While Sarumi chairs the conference, which holds on Friday, August 17, 2018 at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Folarin will deliver the keynote address on the theme, “Port Cost and Port Charges – A Recurring Decimal Under Port Reforms Regime.”
The event is organised by the UNILAG Maritime Forum and SIFAX Group in honour of the company’s Group Executive Vice-Chairman, Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, and will draw eminent maritime industry leaders, legal experts; academics and undergraduates from eight varsities to discuss the conference.
The expected discussants are the Director-General, Nigerian Chamber of Shipping, Obiageli Obi, Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Hassan Bello, and General Manager, NPA MD’s Office, Capt. Iheanacho Ebubeogu.
Others include the Executive Director, SIFAX Off Dock, Maj. Henry Ajetunmobi, Senior Partner, Bloomfield Law Practice, Adedoyin Afun, Mrs. Mfon Usoro, and former Chairman, Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents, Prince Olayiwola Shittu, among others.
Speaking on the event, Dr. Afolabi said it was informed by the need to deepen discourse and proffer practical solutions to topical issues in the nation’s maritime industry, according to a statement from the Corporate Affairs Manager, SIFAX Group, Muyiwa Akande.
“The third edition of the conference would dwell on port costs and charges. This is necessary in view of the constant bickering between port users, regulatory agencies, agents and importers on one hand and terminal operators on the other, despite the port reforms of 2006.
“This has a negative economic impact for all stakeholders, including the government. Distinguished experts have been invited to provide practical roadmap to concrete and sustainable solutions to the problems.
“I look forward to the useful insights based on the years of industry experience that they will bring to the conference. I am convinced that such insights would be useful to the industry, the government and participants.”
Also, President of Maritime Forum, Miss. Bukola Familoni, said the conference would benefit the industry and the students as it would stimulate intellectual discourse between maritime experts and the academic community, especially students with interest in the industry’s contemporary issues – local and international.

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