SGF To Chair Marítime Seminar For Judges In Abuja

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The secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), George Akume, has been announced as the chairman of the 17th edition of the International Maritime Seminar for Judges.

The seminar is organised by the Nigerian Shippers' Council (NSC) under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy in collaboration with the National Judicial Institute (NJI).
The forthcoming event will take place at the Abuja Continental Hotel from Tuesday 9th – Thursday 11th July, 2024.

In a statement signed by the assistant director public relations, Rebecca Adamu, the objective of the seminar was to update the knowledge of participants Justices, Judges, In-house counsel, legal practitioners, captains of industry.


With the knowledge on contemporary issues and developments in International Maritime Law and Admiralty Practice, as it impacts Nigeria and the West African Sub-region.

An array of eminent jurists, erudite scholars and seasoned Maritime/Legal practitioners from the judiciary and foreign experts will deliver papers aimed at addressing several burning and complex issues bedevilling the maritime industry such as :Legal Issues in Nigerian Seaports Trade Facilitation.

Shipping in the Age of Innovation and Climate Change: The Role of Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Vessels and Decarbonisation. ADR as an Effective Tool in the Resolution of Maritime Disputes: Current Development and Matters Arising. Admiralty Jurisdiction Procedure Rules 2023 and Matters Arising – An Appellate Perspective to Admiralty Jurisdiction in Nigeria Maritime Law in 2024.

The governor of Nasarawa State, Engr. Abdullahi Sule, is the special guest of honour while the chief justice of nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, is the chief host, while the minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola, will be the Host at the occasion.

Distinguished dignitaries expected at the occasion include the Chief Justices of The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, along with some Justices / Judges of their respective judiciary

Other participants at the seminar include Justices of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and Judges of the Federal and State High Courts, Legal Advisers, in-house Counsel, Legal and Maritime Practitioners as well as industry stakeholders.

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