The Nigerian Maritime Law Association(NMLA) is set to host her 2020 virtual Annual General Meeting on 10th day of December, 2020.

Also, the Association would be having a virtual lecture on the theme “Role Of Automation In The Development Of The Nigerian Shipping Cluster”, with other sub-themes thus:

· Single Window, Automation and Cargo Clearance in Nigeria
· Imperative of Automation for the Nigerian Ship Registry and Fleet Development
· Legal Issues Around Automation of Shipping Operations in Nigeria

This is contained in a statement made available to TheNigeriaLawyer by the Association’s Honorary Secretary, Mr. Emeka Akabuogu.

“The digital reality of the current world order finds expression in shipping operations as Nigeria’s maritime industry explores automation.

“Join the discussion as the Nigerian Maritime Law Association pools experts to analyse legal, operational and policy opportunities for automation in Nigerian shipping”, the statement noted.

Meanwhile, the invited Special Guest is Hon. Justice J.T Tsoho, the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court while the Guest Speaker is the Executive Secretary/CEO, Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Mr. Hassan Bello.

Furthermore, the Special Guest is the Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority, Mrs. Hadiza Bala Usman.

Other dignitaries to grace the event are Mrs. Adebanke Akinboboye, Group Legal Counsel, Bolloré Transport & Logistics Nigeria; Mr. Dera Nnadi, Deputy Comptroller, Nigeria Customs Service and Mrs. Nneka Obianyor, Registrar of Ships, Nigerian Maritime Administration & Safety Agency(NIMASA).

Notably, the virtual event is scheduled to hold on 10th day of December, 2020 by 10AM.

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