2024 AMSAY Conference: Platforms Communications Appreciates Event Supporters, Plans Courtesy Visits To NIMASA, NPA, Others

Following successful hosting of the 2024 Annual Maritime Students And Youth (AMSAY) Conference also known as ‘A Day With Nigerian Maritime Students’ the conveners, Platforms Communications has expressed  gratitude to various organisations and individuals for their supports and contributions which made the occasion a successful outing. 

This is even as the maritime media giants plans to pay courtesy visits to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA); the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) to discuss issues raised at the conference with a view to implementing solutions proffered at the occasion towards tackling the challenges facing Nigerian maritime students and cadets, while also seeking collaborations  for future editions.

In a press statement issued on Monday, and signed by the CEO of Platforms Communications, Mr Sylvanus Obasi, he identified and expressed appreciation to three categories of the event supporters as follow:


1. L.T.T Coastal and Marine Services Ltd

2. Sea Transport Services Nig Ltd

3. SIFAX Group of Companies

4. Nigerian Shippers Council

5. Federal College of Fisheries and Marine Technology

6. Nigerian Institute of Oceanography and Marine Research

7. Akabogu and Associates

8.  Global Maritime Academy

9. Elkins Marine Training International

10. Hajia Bola Muse of Bomarah Group, 

11. Chief Dr Uche Increase, a seasoned Freight Forwarder, and

12. Nigerian Association of Master Mariners. 


1. Mrs Dabney Shall-Holma, Sponsor -#100,000 BEGMASA Cash Prize For  Shipping Management. 

2. Alhaji Aminu Umar, Sponsor – #100,000 BEGMASA Cash Prize for  Transport Mgt Technology.

3. Chief Carolyn Ufere and Mrs Praise Asuquo, Co-sponsors -#100,000 BEGMASA Cash Prize for Maritime Security Mgt and Technology

4. Capt Segun Enitan, Sponsor -#50,000 BEGMASA Cash Prize for  Nautical Science.

5. Mrs Eunice Ezeoke, Sponsor -#50,000 BEGMASA Cash Prize for Maritime Transportation and Business Mgt.

6. Association of Marine Engineers and Surveyors (AMES) – Sponsor – #50,000 BEGMASA Cash Prize for Marine Engineering.

7. Barr Osuala Emma Nwagbara, Sponsor – #50,000  BEGMASA Cash Prize for Maritime Law.

8. Dr Chuks Onuoha, Sponsor – #100,000  BEGMASA Cash Prize for Fisheries Technology. 

9. WISTA Nigeria, Sponsor – #100,000 BEGMASA Cash Prize for Best Graduated Female Maritime Student in Nigeria

10. Capt Sunday Umoren, Sponsor – #100,000 BEGMASA Cash Prize for Overall Best Graduated Maritime Student in Nigeria.

11. Capt Dr Fola Ojutalayo, Sponsor – #170,000 to Winner and Runners Up of Capt Ojutalayo’s Annual Maritime Speech-Making Competition, 

12. Capt William Ogunsakin, Donor – #50,000 support donation to Winner and Runners Up of Capt Ojutalayo’s Annual Maritime Speech-Making Competition.


1. Hon Dr Chris Asoluka, Chairman of the Occasion,

2. Barr Temisan Omatseye, Father of the Day

3. Barr Funmi Foluronsho, Mother of the Day

4. Engr Oluwadamilola Adebamipe Ade, Guest Speaker/Lead Paper Presenter.

5. Capt Sunday Umoren, Moderator of the Panel Discussion Session

6. Mrs Rollens Macfoy, Panelist – Manning Agents Perspective

7. Mr Sola Adewumi, Panelist – Ship Owners Perspective

8. Capt Dr Fola Ojutalayo, Panelist – Seafarers perspective

9. Capt Bola Nuga, Panelists – Maritime School Proprietors Perspective

10. Aroh Ejaeta Peter, Panelist – Students Perspective

11. Mr Pius Ukeyima Akutah, ES, NSC, Special Guest of Honour.

12. Engr Sarat Braimoh, Area Manager, NIWA Lagos Area Office, Guest of Honour.

13. Chief Isaac Jolapomo, Pioneer President of NISA, Guest of Honour.

Mr Obasi said, “Your supports, award sponsorships, contributions and presence made it possible for us to achieve success in hosting this year’s edition of the AMSAY Conference. Thank you one, thank you all. We really appreciate”! 

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