Federal Government explains decision following exit from west Africa maritime body

The FG has explained why the Nation exited the maritime organization for west and central Africa.
Eric ojiekwe, a delegate for the ministry of Transportation explained that the decision was as a result of breach of the process with respect to the qualification of candidates selected for the position of secretary-General of the Association.
It was believed that MOWCA disrespected the rule of law regarding the eligibility of nominated candidates for the position of secretary-General.
According to the organization’s constitution, any candidate nominated for the position of secretary general shouldn’t exceed 55 years of age. Nigeria was the only country that met the requirement as the candidate Nominated was 55 years when the Nomination closed in 2020. That of Guinea and Benin was 60 and 62 respectively.
Eric ojiekwe stated that Nigerias candidate Dr.paul Adaliekwu was the only qualified candidate, and should have been declared unopposed.
The government decision followed a breach of the rule of law.

Source; channels Tv news

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