AFRICAN DAY OF SEAS AND OCEANS 2019, MAXIMIZING NIGERIA’S MARITIME ECONOMICS GROWTH THROUGH MARITIME BIODIVERSITY MANAGEMENT, EXPLORATION AND CONSERVATION

AFRICAN DAT OF SEAS AND OCEANS (ADSO) 2019

The African Union had set a 10 year period from 2015 -2025 as the Decade Of African Seas and Oceans and the date 25th July, 2019 as the African Day of Seas ans Oceans. The celebration of Africa Day of Seas and Oceans was one of the recommendations of the 2050 African integrated Maritime Strategy (AIMS) that provides a broad framework for the protection and sustainable exploitation of seas and oceans of African. With the rising transportation of goods by seas, the inter-connection and the potential impact of seas borne activities, the sustainable management of coastal and marine environment and resources is of utmost priority for Africa with focus on the following strategic framework for action.

1, fisheries and aquaculture; 2. environmental and biodiversity monitoring marine tourism; 3 disaster risk management (DRM); 4. Handling and shipment of hazardous materials and dangerous goods.; 5. Maritime governance; 6. flag state and port state control: and illegal activity, including money laundering piracy, maritime terrorisms and human trafficking and smuggling by sea.

This event is also linked to the African Union Agenda 2063 and the United Nations 2030. Sustainable Development Goals in encouraging the sustainable use ocean resources and provides unique  Opportunity for an integrated and coherent discussion on measure for implementation of the combined\ interlined aspirations and goals.

 

Mrs. Margaret Orakwusi, General India Garba (Rtd); Chairman Board Nigeria Maritime Administration & Safety Agency; Mrs. Jemilat Jawulaa Mahamed, President Board WISTA Ghana; Dr. Dakuku A. PeterSide, Director General, Nigeria Maritime Administration & Safety Agency; Rt. Hon. Lynda Chuba Ikpeazu, Representing of Honorable Speaker, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila; Mrs. Mfon Usoro, Secretary –General, Abuja MoU; Professor Babajide Alo, Environment Consultant; Agbenla Oluwatoyin, Federal Controller Environment.
Comd D.E Efedua, Sector Man Oron; Mrs. Margaret Orakwusi; Rt. Hon. Lynda Chuba Ikpeazu, Representing of Honorable Speaker, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila;
Alhaji Gambo Ahmed Executive Director, Maritime Labour And Cabotage Services Nigeria Maritime Administration & Safety Agency; Mr. Temisan Omatseye, Former Director General Nigeria Maritime Administration & Safety Agency; Engr. Rotimi Fashakin, Executive Director Maritime Safety and Seafarers Standard NIMASA; Dr. Ade Dosunmu, Former Director General Nigeria Maritime Administration & Safety Agency.
Mr. Bashir Jamoh, Execxutive Director Administration And Finance; Senator Salisu Motori, Vice Chairman North Easth.
Captain C. Azuike and Mrs. Ugo Madubuike. General Manager, Monitoring & Regulatory Services
Mrs. Mary Hamman, President WISTA Nigeria; Miss. Evelyn Josiah, State Holder, Hajiya Aisha Nasa, Director Adm HR Nigeria Maritime Administration & Safety Agency;
Dr. Mkgeorge O. Onyung, President Shipowners Association Of Nigeria(SOAN); MR Ibrahim Jibril, President Chartered Institute of Logistics And Transport; Professor Babajide Alo Former DVC Academic Unilag.
Dr. Mrs. Felicia Chinne Moge, Head Marne Environment Management Department, Nigeria Maritime Administration & Safety Agency; Mr. Ibrahim Lamin, General Manager Marine Logistic NNPC