235 Nigerian Cadets Departs For India, Greece For Training, Says NIMASA

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Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has sent-forth 235 Nigerians to India and Greece as batch B of the 435 young Nigerians to be trained as Licensed Deck and Engine Officers including Naval Architects under the Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme, (NSDP).

The Minister of Transportation Engineer Muazu Jaji Sambo during the sent-forth ceremony christened NSDP phase 3, TERRA II in Lagos, he noted that the Federal Government’s decision to continue with the project is based on the role it is playing in developing capacity for the Nigerian maritime industry.

In his words, The success of this laudable policy cannot be over emphasised, therefore the Federal Ministry of Transportation will continue to encourage and partner with NIMASA on NSDP and other policies on the development of a sustainable maritime based economy (Blue Economy).

Director General of NIMASA, Dr Bashir Jamoh, noted that the agency is working with countries who are committed to an understanding for mutual recognition of Certificate of Competency, in selecting the Institutes to train the beneficiaries.

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