In a historic moment for Nigeria and the African maritime community, Captain Kunle Olayiwola has achieved the prestigious status of Chartered Master Mariner, becoming the first African to attain this remarkable feat.
The momentous announcement was made by Retired Commodore Duncan Lamb, Chairman of the Registration Authority, in an official statement released on Thursday in Lagos, Nigeria.
The statement read:
”Captain Olayiwola’s journey to becoming a Chartered Master Mariner represents a significant milestone in the maritime industry.
”This coveted title is an acknowledgement of the highest level of competence and expertise in the field of maritime navigation and management.
”Olayiwola’s illustrious career has been marked by unwavering dedication and an unrelenting pursuit of excellence in the maritime sector. He has consistently demonstrated exceptional leadership, vast knowledge, and unparalleled skills throughout his professional trajectory.
”The designation of Chartered Master Mariner is not easily earned; it demands rigorous academic and professional qualifications, including extensive practical experience. Furthermore, it reflects a steadfast commitment to upholding the utmost safety, security, and environmental responsibility standards within the maritime domain.
”Captain Kunle Olayiwola’s groundbreaking accomplishment highlights Nigeria’s maritime industry and underscores the nation’s growing prominence and influence in the global marine landscape.
”Moreover, it is an inspiring example for aspiring African mariners and professionals, motivating them to aspire to greatness and strive for excellence in their careers.
”This historic milestone highlights Captain Kunle Olayiwola’s deep dedication and passion for the maritime sector and is a source of immense pride for Nigeria and the entire African continent.
”As an emblem of African maritime prowess, Olayiwola’s achievement is poised to ignite further progress and innovation within the marine industry, opening doors for more recognition and opportunities for African maritime professionals.”