A book launch is usually a formal event characterized by a book review and short remarks about the book, its significance and sometimes the persona of the author; but an ambience of bliss and opulence characterized Pastor Obehi Oyakhilome-Izekor’s book launch – an amazing maritime book for children “A-Z of Ship” on Thursday, November 30th, 2023 in Lagos.
The occasion was the highpoint of the 16th edition of Nigerian International Maritime Ports and Terminal (NIMPORT) conference and exhibition, however, there were more adults celebrating Obehi’s feat – a book tipped to become kiddies’ manuscript for maritime.
Several blue economy experts believe the book will be a strategic educational material for Nigeria at a time the nation underscores its commitment to the sector with the creation of a Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy, but Obehi’s dream is that the book goes beyond Nigeria to become a highly sought-after publication across Africa and globally.
Going by the quality of audience at the book launch including; a member, Group of Experts, United Nations Regular process on Global Reporting and Assessment of Marine Environment, Dr. (Mrs.) Felicia Mogo; Australian-trained/ Nigerian-cherished airplane captain and ship captain – Double Captain Warredi Enisuoh; the convener of the globally recognized Nigerian International Maritime Ports and Terminal (NIMPORT) conference and exhibition, Mr. Fortune Idu; among others – Obehi gathered a global audience.
Additionally, the presence of management staff of global brands like; Nigeria LNG Ship Management Limited (NSML), Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Lekki deep seaport, underscored an international aura.
Obehi’s love for children was also demonstrated in the uniquely designed quiz and gift items for school students – just as it was mirrored by her loving boys who had an amazing time improvising a playground behind the audience.
News Diet was at the NiGAV centre to capture the A-Z of the book launch or most of the memorable occasion in pictures.
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