Foremost Beat Association , MARAN Disassociates From Unification Project

MARAN Members

By Ambrose Okehi and Sandra Chukwunyere

The foremost Maritime beat association, the Maritime Reporters Association of Nigeria (MARAN) has disassociates itself from any unification of maritime media association going.
 According to a statement from MARAN Secretariat, as signed by its Secretary General, Mr. Dapo Olawuni on behalf of the executives, it says that “MARAN  is hereby dissociating itself from the “Unity Project”  being peddled around by some group of journalists in the Nigerian maritime sector”.
The statement further noted that: “It has come to the attention of MARAN executives that some journalists in the maritime sector are proposing a unification project, and that they have been selling same idea to heads of parastatals and maritime agencies. 

We want to inform the public that MARAN, a 32 Years Old foremost body of professional maritime reporters, has never at any time, sat down with any maritime reporters group to discuss such project.

MARAN equally has not mandated any of its members to represent her at any of the meetings being convened by the proponents of the so called “unity project”. Hence, any decision taken at such meetings does not have the consent of the association.

We want to assure maritime stakeholders that MARAN as the foremost maritime reporters beat association  established in 1988, will continue to carry out its main purpose, which is to objectively report activities in the shipping sector in totality and the activities of all ministries, departments and agencies of government involved in the country’s import and export business. 

The door of the association is always open to all her members who wishes to return home after breaking away few years ago to establish “smaller” association.

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