Nigerian maritime lawyer, Mr Emeka Akabogu has been awarded a Doctorate degree in International Maritime Law by the IMO-International Maritime Law Institute, Malta.
Confirming the development, the Institute in a news release congratulated Dr. Akabogu for the award, which is the first PhD awarded to an African in the school’s 31-year history.
It also revealed that his thesis focused on the utility of single window systems for trade facilitation in Nigeria’s import and export regimes.
Commenting on the development, Dr. Akabogu noted that the award is an important milestone for him, having achieved it while involved in active and full-time law practice in addition to other commitments.
Dr. Akabogu, is the Senior Partner at the law firm Akabogu and Associates, and represents clients in maritime, commercial and international trade matters.