The Executive Director, Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Mr. Ahmed Gambo, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology of the Liverpool John Moore University, United Kingdom, Professor Ahmed Al-Shamma in a photograph with some of the NIMASA sponsored Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP) cadets during their graduation ceremony from the Liverpool John Moore University, UK recently.
The Executive Director, Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Mr. Ahmed Gambo, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology of the Liverpool John Moore University, United Kingdom, Professor Ahmed Al-Shamma in a photograph with some of the NIMASA sponsored Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP) cadets during their graduation ceremony from the Liverpool John Moore University, UK recently.

UK University trains 59 Nigerian Seafaring cadets

By Aisha Cole

 

Lagos    –      The Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP) has produced another 59 cadets, who graduated from the Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom.

The programme is part of the Capacity Building initiative of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA)

According to a statement by NIMASA Head of Corporate Communications, Mr Isichei Osamgbi in Lagos on Thursday, 1,343 graduates have been produced by the scheme since its inception. The graduates were produced from institutions in UK, Egypt, Romania and Philippines.

“At the graduation ceremony held in the UK recently, four of the students graduated with First Class, while 36 of them had Second Class (Division 1) degrees while others graduated with various grades,” the statement read.

Deputy Director, Maritime Labour Services of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and Coordinator of the Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP) initiative of the Agency, Mr. Victor Egejuru in a photograph with some of the beneficiaries of the NSDP scheme during their graduation ceremony from the Liverpool John Moore University, UK recently.

The Director-General of NIMASA, Dr Dakuku Peterside, described the graduands as the future of the Nigerian maritime industry. He spoke of plans to ensure they do their mandatory sea time training, to become qualified seafarers.

Related Story:  NIMASA Seeks National Policy to Actualise Maritime Strategy

The director-general, who was represented by the Agency’s Executive Director, Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services, Mr Ahmed Gambo, implored the students to continue to be good ambassadors of Nigeria.

He said they would be expected back home to take over the Nigerian maritime space.

“Let me congratulate you on this great feat of your graduation from this prestigious University.

“On our part as a government agency, we are committed to capacity building initiative as it remains the only
means the maritime industry can survive and compete favourably with its counterparts globally.

“We will ensure you all go through the mandatory sea time training, so that you can become better experts and
professionals in the maritime sector both in Nigeria and internationally, ” Peterside said.

Related Story:  NIMASA Promotes 638 Staff

Meanwhile, two outstanding NSDP cadets, who had earlier graduated from the same University and thereafter obtained scholarships based on their performance from the University to pursue their Doctorate programme, were also presented to the Nigerian delegation

NAN reports that so far, about 2,000 Nigerian youths have been beneficiaries of the NIMASA NSDP scheme.

The programme was conceived to bridge the manpower gap of the seafaring profession in Nigeria.

Leave a Reply

Sundiata Post Media Ltd.

Address: 3rd Floor Office Suite, Bayelsa State Guest House, Plot 1038, Shehu Shagari Way, Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria.
Tel: 08033083361, 08094208271 and 092900705
Whatsapp: 08053069436
Email: info@sundiatapost.com
Website: www.sundiatapost.com

Enugu Regional Office: SW 1 New Haven Shopping Mall, Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria.
Tel: +234(0)7062582838
https://twitter.com/sundiatapost/

London Office: 18 Belgrave Avenue, Wd18 7UE, Watford, United Kingdom.
Tel: +447417554143
Dubai Office: PAU Management Suite, Level 23 - Boulevard Plaza Tower 2, Emaar Boulevard,
P. O. Box 124342, Dubai, UAE.
Tel: +971 4 4096849 | Fax: +971 4 409 6850
About Us

SundiataPost is published by Sundiata Post Media Limited, Sundiata Post is Nigeria’s most authoritative online newspaper and ranks among the top five online news platforms in Nigeria.

Guild of Corporate online publishers
ACCREDITED MEMBER
A Glance at Our Advert Rate.

Inside Pages

Size In Pixels - Amount

120×180 - N27,967.50

300×100 - N24,695

Text Link - N11,275

More Details info

About Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advert Rate