Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Asiwaju Maritime Network (AMN) said it is determined to mobilise 2 million maritime workers’ households with a multiplying voting effect from across the sector including government agencies and private institutions, shipowners, oil & gas companies, shipping companies, logistics companies, boat/barge operators, terminal operators, truck unions/transporters, freight forwarders, shipping and customs agents, dockworkers, stevedores, seafarers, NGOs, fishing and coastal communities to vote for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for President and Babajide Sanwo-Olu as Governor of Lagos State in the forthcoming election.
The Convenor of the Group, Mallam Usman S. Kaoje, in his new year message stated that, “As we enter this year with a renewed hope and action for a better Nigeria, lets us work collectively to transform our maritime sector as a hub for the west and central Africa and reclaim Nigeria as a resurgent maritime nation.”
Kaoje stated that maritime stakeholders cannot afford to miss a can-do and a transformational leader to unlock the full potential of the maritime sector for socio-economic growth and prosperity.
The Asiwaju Maritime Network is a platform that seeks to provide a forum where key maritime stakeholders engage and mobilise support in policy, votes, and others relevant to the APC Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu vision.
The group is endorsed by eminent personalities and are making strides towards the hosting of a Presidential Maritime Townhall.
The Convenor also mentioned that the group have developed a survey to obtain a broad base of inputs on the state of the sector to assist them in framing an agenda for the maritime sector that will inform policy and serve as the fulcrum of the incoming President’s vision for the maritime sector.
The survey is available online at https://forms.gle/fGgPpzpitPDdaTVz6 .
The group said it has concluded plans to carry out solidarity for Asiwaju in collaboration with several stakeholders in the maritime sector.
For information on how to join the group, please contact Shehu Popoola-Taiwo the Secretary-General at +234 803 247 7496 or Tolani Twins, Publicity Officer +234 903 814 5710 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org