2023 In Retrospect: Examining Platforms Communication’s Impactful Programmes In Maritime Sector

By Sylvanus OBASI, Lagos.

The year 2023 may have come and gone but the programs and activities of Platforms Communications still reverberate the entire sector with its impacts. Lets take a cursory summary look of these programes and how they impacted the Nigerian maritime sector in 2023.

1. Immediately after the 2023 Presidential and Gubernatorial elections, on March 31, 2023, Platforms Communications organized First Quarter (Q1) Maritime Career Mentorship Programme (M-CAMP) for maritime law students from UNILAG, LASU & OAU. 

2. One month after, precisely on April 28, 2023, Platforms Communications hosted Q2 Maritime Career Mentorship Programme (M-CAMP) for Students of Shipping Management, Freight Forwarding, Transport Logistics, Ports/Terminal Mgt and Maritime Transportation Management. 

3. On May 2nd, 2023, the Management of Platforms Communications led Face Of Maritime International (FOMI), Queen Adaeze Udom and three scholarship beneficiaries to pay courtesy visit to FOMI Role Model Ambassador, Mrs Rollens Macfoy at her Apapa Office where she issued cheques in redemption of her scholarship pledges to beneficiaries of our Girls Go-To-Sea Campaign Initiative, Miss Gift Gowon and Miss Rebecca Akintimehin. 

4. Three days after, precisely on May 5, 2023, Platforms Communications, unveiled and launched the Pet Project of the 2022 Nigerian Maritime Ambassador (NIMA), Amb Winnie Ogunsakin. The project was tagged Cleaner Oceans and Greener Ports Campaign (COGPC). 

5. By June 16 2023, Platforms Communications collaborated NIMASA and organised the 7th Annual Maritime Students And Youth Conference (AMSAY) with the theme, “Towards Achieving Greener Shipping In Nigeria”. About 250 maritime students from various maritime schools across the country  attended the Conference and about 10 Best Graduating Maritime Students where identified and honoured at the occasion with Awards of Academic Excellence and cash prizes.

6.  On July 28 2023, Platforms Communications hosted Q3 Maritime Career Mentorship Programme (M-CAMP) for Cadets including students of Maritime Security and Safety Mgt as well as young Officers and personnels of Maritime Security agencies. 

7. One month after, precisely on August 29, 2023, the Management of Platforms Communications paid a courtesy visit to Dr Magdalene Ajani, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transportation and Coordinating Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy. The visit was to intimate the Perm Sec with the unique program initiatives of Platforms Communications, its impacts in the maritime sector and to discuss areas of support and collaborations.

Mr Sylvanus Obasi, CEO, Platforms Communications

8. Two weeks after, by  Sept 14 -16, 2023, Platforms Communications collaborated National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) in hosting a 3 day pet project execution of Nigerian Maritime Ambassador (NIMA), Amb Winnie Ogunsakin in celebration of 2023 World Clean-Up Day. The program started with visitation of three riverine communities for creation of awareness on dangers of marine litter and culminated with cleaning of the popular Liverpool Jetty in Apapa Lagos.

9. One week after concluding the NIMA Pet Project Execution, Platforms Communications kick-started Season 2 of the Nigeria Maritime Ambassadors (NIMA) Reality TV Show, a one month youth empowerment program that started Sept 23 and ended on October 23, 2023. 

10. Following the successful Grand Finale of Season 2 NIMA Reality TV Show, Platforms Communications on Nov 10 2023, held the Unveiling and Price Presentation to DEMIGOD, IFESINACHI and ZUDO as Winner and Runners Up of 2023 NIMA Reality TV Show. 

Platforms Communication’s logo

This marked the end of Platforms Communications programmes and activities for year 2023. It was indeed a busy and impactful year for us. 

As we begin our 2024 activities this January, we can only hope things get better in our country, Nigeria as we continue to contribute our quota towards the development of Nigerian maritime sector in particular and the empowerment of Nigerian youths in general. 

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