The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) is building a skill acquisition centre in Apapa to enhance human capacity development and job creation.
According to the agency, the Apapa Centre is one of the six spread across all the geo-political zones of the country.
It said its vision is to equip the Nigerian youth with the requisite skills for self-dependence, thus tackling one of the challenges of the Blue economy, thereby improving productivity and employment.
It said the completion of the centre will enable NIMASA Management to empower youths through skills acquisition at the centres located at the six geo-political zones across the country.
The programmes also instil a sense of purpose and self-worth, promoting social integration within maritime host communities such as this in the Port City of Apapa.