NLNG, Dangote, others get awards

Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (NLNG) has received a special recognition award, for demonstrating virtues that  impact on the lives of Nigerians

According to NLNG’s Manager, Communications and Public Affairs, Andy Odeh, the firm was recognised by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) at the agency’s Corporate Dinner and Merit Awards in Lagos, for its contributions to the realisation of the agency’s mandate on safety on the waterways, especially the Bonny-Port Harcourt sea route, which borders NLNG’s area of operation in Rivers State.

Recently, the company was involved in the rescue of 12 victims of a boat mishap on the Bonny Sea.

NLNG, through its subsidiary, NLNG Ship Management Limited (NSML), has been supporting NIMASA  in developing the sector.

NSML is facilitating a Seafarer Continuous Development Programme (SCDP), which has 36 NIMASA-sponsored cadets on NSML managed vessels.

NSML’s plan is to continue to partner  NIMASA by providing best in-class sea services to cadets in line with the NLNG’s vision of building a better Nigeria.

The SCDP programme will be of benefit to over 1,000 cadets, who are in need of berth space on board vessels, to obtain the mandatory sea time requirement for their progress.

NLNG’s  Managing Director Mr. Tony Attah acknowledged NIMASA’s commitment at ensuring order and safety on the water ways, and solicited more cooperation from the agency to sustain the success of NLNG’s operations as Nigeria’s major player in the global LNG market, with significant shipping activities, managed by its subsidiary, NLNG Ship Manning Limited (NSML).

Attah recalled the contributions of NLNG to the development of the shipping sector. He noted the risks that sea piracy pose to the company’s business on the Bonny Channel.

He expressed strong belief that NIMASA would not relent in nipping the trend in the bud.

Other awardees include  frontline industrialists and business moguls, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, and Mr. Femi Otedola, Emir of Kano, Mallam Sanusi Lamido, and the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi.

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