ISAN Sacks DG, Dissolves NIMAREX 2011 Committee


The Indigenous Shipowners Association of Nigeria (ISAN) has sacked its Director-General, Ms Funmi Folorunsho.

The association in a terse statement signed by its Secretary, Capt. Niyi Labinjo, after its executive committee meeting last Thursday in Lagos stated: “This is to inform the general public that Ms Funmi Folorunsho is no longer the Director-General of the Indigenous Shipowners Association of Nigeria (ISAN). Members of the public should please take note.”

The two-paragraph statement also stated that the executive committee of ISAN has approved the dissolution of the planning committee of Nigerian Maritime Expo (NIMAREX) 2011, which it set up last year.

“A new committee to plan and organise the Nigerian Maritime Expo (NIMAREX) 2012 will be inaugurated soon by the association”, Labinjo said in the statement.

While the association did not give reasons for its action, Folorunsho’s sack may not be unconnected with alleged irregularities during the hosting of NIMAREX 2011 and alleged promotion of self interest above the collective interest of the ship owners association.

Mr. Adedayo Adetona has been appointed as Acting Director-General of ISAN to replace the sacked Folorunsho who was appointed the first Director-General of ISAN about three years ago.