Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, Executive Vice Chairman Of SIFAX Group, has been conferred with an award ofChairman Governing Council of the Port and Terminal Management Academy of Nigeria (POTEMAN).
At the 4th National Graduation Anniversary of the academy which was held in Lagos on Saturday, February 15 2014, Dr. Taiwo Afolabi was honoured for his contributions towards the growth of the academy and the maritime industry at large.
Speaking at the occasion which was chaired by Chairman of the Ports Consultative Council (PCC) Otunba Kunle Folarin, POTEMAN Registrar; Dr. Babatunde Samuel pointed out that for the first time since the academy was established it now has a technocrat as its Chairman Governing Council. Otunba Kunle Folarin also described Dr. Afolabi as a worthy and fine example of a dedicated entrepreneur in the commanding heights of the Nigerian economy.
Responding, Afolabi, who was represented by the General Manager, Sifax Off-dock Services, Mr. Mike Owope appreciated the management of POTEMAN for deeming him worthy of the award and pledged the continuous support of Sifax Group in steering the affairs of the academy for growth on the right path and development of the Nigerian maritime sector. In addition to this, a subsidiary of Sifax Group, Ports And Cargo Handling Services Ltd. was also honored with five different awards; The Academy’s Award and Recognition for 2012-2013, Most Automated Sea Terminal Of The Year 2013, Most Accessible Private Terminal Of The Year 2013, Most Organized Container Terminal Of The Year 2013, and Most Service Delivery Terminal 2013.
Mr. Mustapha Mohamed the Terminal Manager of Ports and Cargo Handling Services Ltd was also honored at the ceremony for being The Best Terminal Manager of the Year 2013.