For the second time in 3 years, the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has produced yet another winner of Face Of Maritime International (FOMI), a maritime industry pageantry.
This comes as its 2021 candidate, Miss Temitope Ibukun Ogunkanmi, an indigene of Osun state emerged Season 6 winner of the highly coveted FOMI Crown and also clinched Miss Entrepreneurship Award in the minor Awards categories.
At the 6th Grand Finale of the maritime industry pageantry held last Sunday in Lekki-Lagos, Queen Temitope beat other eight top finalists to win the prestigous FOMI Crown.
Queen Ibukun, a final year Nutrition and Dietetics student of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. (FUNAAB) is dark in Complexion, stands 1.65cm tall and believes in the philosophy which says, “by enhancing women, you are empowering a nation”.
By emerging winner of Face Of Maritime International (FOMI) 2021, Queen Ibukun is entitled to an official car for her one year service reign, the sum of #500,000 cash prize, scholarship for short term maritime courses, brand endorsement deal and other fringe benefits.
Her functions as FOMI Queen is to undertake a primary pet-project called, Girls Go-To-Sea Campaign Program which requires her to visit girls secondary schools across Nigeria to create awareness about career opportunities for women in the maritime sector and to motivate and encourage young Nigerian girls to take maritime career path by choosing to study maritime related courses at their tertiary education level.
Whereas her secondly pet project is to champion Cleaner Ocean and Marine Environment Campaign by sensitizing riverine communities on the dangers of marine litter or harzards of dumping refuse in the seas, rivers and water bodies.
Recall that Face of Maritime International (FOMI) is a brand of Girls Go-To-Sea Campaign Initiative, an NGO that champions gender advocacy and gender balance in a hitherto male-dominated maritime sector.