Shipowners Association of Nigeria






To improve the Maritime and Shipping Industry to the benefit of SOAN members, Stakeholders, the Industry and the Country at large.


To promote the interest of Members and to provide a forum for dialogue between Nigerian Shipowners among themselves and with any other interests on topical issues, policies and practices pertaining to the business of Shipownership and management.

To facilitate participation of Nigerian Shipowners in International fora on shipping matters, through effective representation in such meetings.

To cultivate and maintain good relations with the Government and Maritime Authorities by contributing expertise in formulating policies and regulations on National Shipping and Maritime activities.

To vigorously pursue training, re-training, employment and welfare of Nigerian seafarers on board Nigerian- owned vessels.

To contribute to the development of the Shipping and Maritime Industry by promoting, encouraging, supporting and patronizing shipbuilding and ship repair yards located in and owned by Nigerians.

To support the Government and relevant agencies in the compliance with applicable IMO and ILO Instruments.

To promote and support the growth and development of the Shipping business of members.





Dear All,

As a critical stakeholder in our Country’s Shipping and Maritime Sector, we are convinced that your association with Shipowners Association of Nigeria (SOAN) will not only enhance your scope of business activities, but will also contribute to the nation’s Maritime and Shipping Industry.

We are therefore pleased to invite your organization to join The Shipowners Association of Nigeria as a Member.

Find details of registration here for your attention.

We look forward to your earliest response.

Kindly accept the assurances of our highest regards.

Yours Faithfully,

Greg Ogbeifun



Board of Trustees
Our Executives
Rt. Hon.  Chibudom Nwuche   Chairman
Mr. Babatunde Tijani Folawiyo   Member
Mrs. Margaret Onyema-Orakwusi   Member
Mrs. Mfon Ekong Usoro   Member
Mr. Greg Ogbeifun   Member
Capt. Adamu Biu   Member


Mr. Greg Ogbeifun   President
Dr. Mk George Onyung   Vice President
Mr. Chibuike Ugwuibe   Public Relations Officer
Mr. Eno J. Williams   Financial Secretary/Treasurer
Mr. Emeka Ndu   Coordinator, Upstream Operators
Mr. Mina Oforikuma   Coordinator, Downstream Operators



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