By Evelyn Usman
The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ola Sa’ad Ibrahim and eleven other Nigerians will be honoured today as part of the event marking the World Hydrography Day.
Prominent among the honurees are the Managing Director, Nigerian Port Authority, Engr Suleiman Omar, the Director General, NIMASA, Dr Ziakede Akpobolokemi, the Executive Director Nigerian Institute of Oceanography Marine Research, Dr AO Akinola, the Surveyor General of the federation, Prof Peter Nwilo and the Surveyor General of Cross River State, Mr. Eyo Oku are being rewarded for their contributions to the growth and development of Hydrography in Nigeria and its impact in the internationally.
This year’s celebration with the theme “‘International Hydrographic Cooperation; Supporting Safe Navigation” coincides with the anniversary of the founding of the International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO) in 1921, an international organisation which Nigeria joined 36 ago.
According to the Hydrographer of the Navy and President of Nigerian Hydrographic Society, Commodore Achinge Maiha, the celebration is meant to recognize the importance of international cooperation in the field of hydrography .