Sitting from left: Capt. Khalil Jafaar; Mr. Adebisi Akinfie (3rd from left), second DG of National Maritime Authority; General Mohammed Magoro (4th from left), first chairman of NMA Board; Standing: Mr. Sanusi (2nd from left) Head of Public Relations, Nigerian Shippers Council; Capt Jonah (3rd from left) ex NNSL staff; Capt. Abdulrahman Ahiwa Gombi (4th from left) Ex NNSL staff; Mrs. Chijioke (5th from left), NMA’s Head of Legal Department.
The late Capt. Abdulrahman Ahiwa Gombi, from Adamawa State, was reputed to be the first master mariner from Northern Nigeria. He worked for the NNSL.
Chief Louis P. Ojukwu (1st from left), father of the late Biafran leader, Lieutenant Colonel Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, was the chairman of the first board of the NNSL with Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe (middle) and T. O. S. Benson (right). (Source: West Africa, No. 1937, April 10, 1954, p. 315)