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NIMASA In pact With Nigerian Navy To Deepen Seafarer Certification

R-L: Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, OFR and Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Naval Training Command(NAVTRAC), Rear Admiral Patrick Nwatu during the courtesy visit of the FOC to the NIMASA Headquarters in Lagos.

Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has restated its commitment to issuing appropriate certification to qualified men of the Nigerian Navy who undergo requisite training at the Nigerian Naval Training Command, NAVTRAC.

Bashir Jamoh, the director general of NIMASA stated this when a delegation from NAVTRAC led by the Flag Officer Commanding, Patrick Nwatu paid a working visit to the Agency, noting the need for collaboration to enhance capacity development and professionalism in line with global best practices.

Jamoh urged NAVTRAC to close identified gaps to ensure training and the curriculum of the Naval Training Command is in line with the curricula of international training institutes for maritime professionals, with particular reference to the Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (STCW).

NIMASA boss emphasized the need for both the Nigerian Navy and NIMASA to keep collaborating, noting that it is for the good of the nation and our quest to sustain successes in the fight against piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.

In his remarks, the Flag Officer Commanding NAVTRAC, Rear Admiral Nwatu, assured the DG of the commitment of the Nigerian Navy to developing the capacity of its personnel along professional lines, which will ultimately lead to enhanced productivity in the Navy.

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