Mar 27, 2017: The Governing Council of the Nigerian Chamber of Shipping (NCS) has elected its long standing vice president, Andy Isichei as its sixth President.

The NCS, in a statement, said Isichei has been a vice president to four of the five past Presidents before him.

“Loyal but passionate council member of the Chamber who has always provided a rallying point to the organisation and ensured it rose from every of its developmental challenges over the years. Isichei runs a successful conglomerate with deep business interests in haulage logistics, dredging, oil & gas and others. He was a one-time Managing Director of the defunct National Clearing and Freight Agency (NACFA),” it stated.

In his acceptance speech, he promised to take the Chamber to a higher level working together with the newly elected Vice President, Tijani Rhamallan and all the members of the Board.

The Chamber of Shipping, he affirmed, will continue to foster cooperation, understanding and effective partnerships with all sectors of the Nigerian maritime sector including relevant government bodies and regulatory agencies.

“We will partner the Legislature, the International Oil Companies (IOCs), indigenous Stakeholders and interested parties within the Nigerian Maritime industry, to ensure that Nigeria becomes the major hub of shipping business in West African sub region with world class standards in line with global best practices,” he said.

He invited all stakeholders to join the Chamber of Shipping and be a change-agent to make things work again for the Nigerian Maritime Industry.

During the same event, Obiageli Obi was appointed Director General for the Chamber.

“She comes on board the Chamber with a load of experience from the private sector and a commitment and zeal to contribute to the upliftment of the industry. She has interests in training and is expected to lead a deeper turn- around of the fortunes of the Chamber of Shipping,” the NCS said.

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