Nigeria maritime industry large enough to engage teaming youths, says NIMASA DG

Director General of, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Bashir Jamoh, has stated that the Maritime industry in Nigeria is large enough to sustainably engage the teeming youths.

Dr Jamoh disclosed this Tuesday during a courtesy visit by the Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Major General Barry Ndiomu (rtd), at the Maritime House, Apapa, Lagos State.

He noted that there are enormous opportunities in the Nigerian Maritime Industry that youths can take advantage of to generate foreign earnings.

The DG noted that the meeting between both agencies is a wakeup call on the need to collaborate efforts, as both agencies are closely related. He recalled that in 2021 when he visited the Amnesty Office in Abuja, there was an agreement to form a Joint Board Meeting to drive more conversations for collaboration.

He added that this was a critical time for NIMASA and PAP to have a robust and formidable relationship, adding that “the international community is already commending Nigeria for the successes recorded in addressing Maritime insecurity in the country”.

Jamoh thus suggested that to sustain the current tempo, it was important to fully empower and reintegrate beneficiaries of the Amnesty Programme into the society.

He informed that NIMASA has trained over 4,000 Nigerians internationally under the Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme, the majority of whom are from the Niger Delta.

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