You are a pride of Yoruba land, Idowu Asonja celebrates marine business star, Stephen Owolabi Martins on his birthday anniversary


Senior High Chief Idowu Asonja, Ondo State Coordinator, Tantita Security Services Nig. Ltd., has congratulated Group Managing Director/CEO of Azimuth Shipping Lines Limited/Delakes Oil Trading Limited/ Azimuth Management Company Limited/Azimuth Global Estate Limited/Owolmart Maritime Company Limited, Captain Stephen Owolabi Martins on his birthday anniversary.

Senior High Chief Asonja while congratulating Captain Owolabi, portrayed him as a pride of Yoruba land following his outstanding achievements.

“Success is a destination and I am very happy that you have reached your destination, with your line up achievements.These achievements are the positive results of your diligence, truthfulness and transparency which have ultimately distinguished you in the field of marine business’.

“At last, no matter what, a hard-working person stands out and you have worked hard for several years which has culminated to your outstanding achievements. May these achievements continue to increase in many folds in the coming days”.

“This day has come out of the womb of dedication, zeal, and great passion. You deserve all the praise and many congratulations on a remarkable milestone”.

“My special prayer for you is that God shall continue to increase your fortune and single your name out for uncommon breakthrough. Very soon, you will overtake DANGOTE”. Senior High Chief Asonja said.

Captain Owolabi is a Master Mariner with over 25 years of experience in the shipping, oil and gas industry and who had a clear vision of establishing group of companies that will become leading ship-owners and suppliers of refined petroleum products within the global bunkering/shipping industry.

He obtained his Masters Certificate of Competency in 1998 issued by the NIMASA.Thereafter he attended and obtained his Masters in Certificate of Competency from the South Tyneside, United Kingdom between 2004 – 2005. He worked onboard MT ABEBI (4500dwt), a tanker vessel owned by Skolar Shipping Lines Ltd, Victoria Island Lagos as a Master between 1996 – 2000. Thereafter he proceeded as Masters to MT Ocean Challenger, Mt Great Atlantic and Mt Sea Pearl; vessels owned and managed by AL-Dawood Shipping Lines Limited from 2003 – 2004.

He also served as Masters onboard Mt Olympic, 6500MT; vessel owned by Obat Petroleum & Gas Ltd and Mt Olympic Pride (11,500mt).

Through determination, perseverance and hard work he established Azimuth Shipping Lines Ltd in 2001 and subsequently Delakes Oil Trading Limited. These companies have now blossomed to be a household name in the area of shipping, oil and gas. The foundation for his success has proven to be insight, hard work and a wide spreading personal network is based on respect. He is indeed a man of destiny and purpose.

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