The Management of Face Of Maritime International (FOMI) has announced immediate dethronement of Miss Blessing Uchechukwu Eugene as the reigning Face Of Maritime International (FOMI).
In a press statement released on Thursday which was signed by the Executive Director of FOMI, Mr Sylvanus Obasi, the organisation stated that Queen Blessing was dethroned for playing double standards, indiscipline, brand disloyalty and abdication of duties.
According to an internal memo sent to Miss Blessing which notified her of her dethronement, a copy of which was also made available to Platform Reporters, the Management of FOMI detailed reasons for her dethronement as follows:
1. Double Standards: FOMI Management has been embarrassed following a discovery that you were the reigning Queen of another pageant brand known as Iconic Naija King & Queen International before contesting and winning FOMI Queen in October 2020.
Even though you carefully concealed this your other identity from FOMI Management throughout the period of the contest and eventually emerged FOMI 2020 winner, further discoveries have revealed that your contractual reign as Iconic Naija Queen International subsists even up till date. Hence, as a matter of principles in the pageant world, you are not allowed to wear two crowns at the same period of time to avoid conflict of interest in brand representation and its attendant legal implications.
In view of this, the Management of FOMI has decided to relieve you of FOMI Crown to enable you serve out your reign at Iconic Naija Queen International since they first crowned you.
2. Indiscipline: A delegation of FOMI Board of Trustees met with you and the top Leadership of NAGAFF (your sponsors) on Friday, 12th of March 2021 at NAGAFF Headquarters where they both had a gentleman discussions and understanding towards fostering a good working relationship with you and FOMI Management going forward.
At that crucial meeting, FOMI Management made some concessions in your favour to ensure a peaceful and harmonious working relationship with you during your reign, but just 3 days after that all important meeting, you blatantly flouted the terms of that very peaceful resolution, probably with some ulterior motives thereby bringing to ridicule and disrespect the efforts and time put by both FOMI Board and NAGAFF leadership in reaching that resolution. And even when another widow was created for you on Tuesday, March 30th by Mr Henry Olarotimi as a lee way, you failed to show up and take the advantage, thus confirming your unwillingness and indiscipline.
3. Disloyalty & Abdication of Duties: The primary responsibility of every Crowned FOMI Queen is to champion the Girls Go-To-Sea Campaign as pet-project. It’s unfortunate that about 6 months since your coronation, you have shown so much disloyalty and unwillingness to carry out your duties and pet-project as FOMI Queen contrary to your contract service agreement with FOMI. Hence, the Management of FOMI cannot tolerate having a queen who is not ready to play her roles and discharge her duties as queen.
According to the statement, “Following her dethronement, FOMI Management wishes to inform the general public that Miss BLESSING UCHECHUKWU EUGENE is no longer FOMI Queen and envoy; hence, any individual or organisation dealing with her in that capacity is doing that at their own risk.
“Going forward, FOMI Management has appointed the Second Runner Up, MISS STELLA AMUBA formerly known as FOMI QUEEN TOURISM to take over as the Crowned Face Of Maritime International, and her reign takes immediate effect.
“This is for your information and reference purposes. Thank you and God bless”, the statement read.
Platform Reporters also gathered that FOMI Management has also asked Miss Blessing Eugene to surrender her crown, sashes, and any other FOMI apparels and properties in her possession, and return them to FOMI office.
“You are by this notice required to immediately surrender your crown, sashes and other FOMI properties in your possession to FOMI Office, and henceforth stop parading yourself as FOMI Queen or envoy as your dethronement takes immediate effect”.
Several maritime agencies and stakeholder groups including the Minister of Transportation, DG NIMASA, MD NPA, ES NSC, AIG Maritime Police Command, NAGAFF amongst others were copied the dethronement notice by FOMI Management.