PUC Facilitates Training on the Legal Framework for Combating Piracy and Other Maritime Crimes in Nigeria

Paul Usoro & Co. (“PUC”) was engaged by the Federal Ministry of Transport (“FMOT”), Nigeria to facilitate a 2-day training on the legal framework for combating piracy and other maritime crimes in Nigeria.

The training came up on the 26 – 27th of January 2022 in Abuja and covered the historical perspective to piracy, the substantive law on piracy in Nigeria (Suppression of Piracy and Other Maritime Offences Act 2019) and the practice and procedure of prosecuting maritime offences in Nigeria.

The PUC team at the training was led by our Managing Partner, Mrs. Mfon Usoro and the presentations were delivered by our Partner, Mrs. Adetola Bucknor-Taiwo, Senior Associate, Mr. Ime Edem Nse and Navy Captain Warradi Enisuoh as a guest speaker.

The event was insightful and well received by the participants.

PUC At The Nigeria International Maritime Summit (NIMS) 2021

Paul Usoro & Co was present at the recently concluded (5-6 October 2021) inaugural edition of the The Nigeria International Maritime Summit (NIMS) as a Platinum Sponsor.

Our Managing Partner, Mfon Ekong Usoro, was present as the Session Chair for the Opening Keynote Session – “Becoming a Significant Maritime Nation.” She also serves as the chairman of the Board of Governance at NIMS.

The event was very enlightening and featured engaging sessions that drew local and international professionals from the private and public sectors. Attendance was a combination of physical and virtual.