Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) is set to develop curriculum for admiralty law in collaboration with the Nigerian Maritime Law Association (NMLA) in order to enhance the availability of knowledge in the discipline.
The Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Hassan Bello said this when members of the Nigerian Maritime Law Association paid a courtesy visit to the Council’s headquarters in Lagos, recently.
Hassan Bello urged NMLA to support the Council’s mandate on the introduction of the maritime law as a course of study in Nigerian Universities and urged NMLA to participate in the development of the curriculum.
According to the report, the Executive Secretary/CEO said the Council has been directed by the Justice of the Supreme Court, Tanko Mohammed to champion the introduction of the basics of maritime law in the curriculum of all Universities especially in faculty of law in Nigeria, in collaboration with the National University Commission.
In his response, the President of Nigerian Maritime Law Association (NMLA), Chidi Ilogu thanked the Management and staff of Nigerian Shippers’ Council for granting their request for a courtesy visit despite the short notice.
Ilogu pledged that the Association will support the Council by ensuring the study of admiralty law in Nigerian Universities.
He expressed their readiness to support the Council’s aspiration of making Nigeria a regional maritime hub in African sub-region.
He also said that the Association would promote the international trade and support the on-going diversification to agricultural products.