Defence Reporting: NIMASA, Army Collaborate on Training Journalists




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By Chibuike Nwabuko

Abuja (Sundiata Post) – A mutual agreement has been reached by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the Nigerian to collaborate the training and retraining of journalists and other public communication practitioners in the country’s security sector.

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the Nigerian have announced a plan to cooperate the training and retraining of journalists and other public communication practitioners in the country’s security sector.

The Head, Corporate Communications, NIMASA, Kyanet Philip disclosed this Monday in a made available to Sundiata Post.

According to the , this agreement was reached during a meeting in Lagos between the Management of NIMASA, led by the , Dr. Bashir Jamoh, and a team from the Nigerian School of Public Relations and  (NASPRI), led by the Acting Commandant, Col. Aliyu Yusuf, at the Agency’s headquarters.

The delegation said the courtesy call was to explore areas for collaboration with NIMASA.  

Jamoh stressed the cordial relationship between NIMASA and the , especially the , which plays a leading role in the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection (the ), domiciled at the Agency.

“We have a very cordial relationship with the ,” Jamoh stated. “Both establishments are working towards the same goal of national security and development,” he added.

The said, “The is a strategic partner in search for maritime security; it plays a critical role in the . We are happy to work with you in the dissemination of on national security issues. We have a responsibility to manage security in ways that would engender confidence in the polity – and endanger the country.”

Jamoh restated the plan by NIMASA to set a academy for the training and retraining of professionals that report the maritime industry. He said the Agency’s Public Relations Unit would interface with NASPRI to come with a robust curriculum and sharing method that would serve NIMASA and the Army in the implementation of their respective mandates.

Yusuf, earlier in the meeting, commended the warm relationship between the Nigerian Army and NIMASA, saying he looks forward to more partnership between the two establishments.

He said NASPRI had trained many maritime journalists, members of the , and others involved in security reporting.