NIMASA trains 788 seafarers to improve port handling

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Joseph Olaoluwa

The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dr Bashir Jamoh, has described seafarers as the lifeblood of shipping.

Jamoh stated this at the graduating ceremony of seafarers under the Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme in Lagos, according to a statement signed by its Head of Corporate Communications, Philip Kyanet, and emailed to our correspondent.

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The NIMASA boss in the statement titled ‘Nigeria intensifies seafarers training to fast-track shipping development, economic diversification’, presented certificates to 788 seafarers trained and certificated.

He said, “Seafarers are the lifeblood of shipping, and shipping is not only an economic imperative for us in Nigeria, but it is also a key part of the country’s economic diversification effort.”

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