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Capt. Emmanuel Ihenacho is a Master Mariner. He is the Chairman of Genesis Worldwide Shipping, a major indigenous shipping operator and a National Carrier.


He is also the Chairman of Integrated Oil and Gas Ltd, an independent marketer of clean petroleum products and owners of the 85 million liter Integrated Oil and Gas tank farm, located at Ibafon, Apapa Oshodi Expressway Lagos.

He is an independent consultant on Maritime issues and has been on the register of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) as an external consultant on International Shipping. He has written extensively on International Shipping his subject specialization and also on Coastal Shipping and Port Development Prospects. Capt. E. Ihenacho is the immediate past Honorable Minister of Interior of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. A position he used to impact greatly on the lives of many Nigerian. He created lots of job opportunities for Nigerians and among the many beneficiaries are his own people from Imo State.

Capt Ihenacho and his longstanding intellectual and professional contributions to the development of the Nigerian Maritime industry has received due recognition and acknowledgment in the context of the numerous industry awards which he has received from various maritime professional and stakeholder groups.

“As a man who loves to help, Captain Ihenacho is an individual who makes an effort to improve the lives and welfare of other people.”

This he has achieves thru charitable gestures and donations he makes made to those who are less fortunate. His Excellency Captain Iheanacho generally has a special kind of love for mankind.