• Mon. Feb 26th, 2024

Academia Has A Crucial Role In Blue Economy Development, Says NIMASA DG

R-L: Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos, UNILAG, Professor Folasade Ogunsola; Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh OFR; Deputy Vice-Chancellor Management Services, UNILAG, Professor Lucian Chukwu and Director Internal Audit, NIMASA, Mrs. Olamide Odusanya during a courtesy visit by the UNILAG Vice-Chancellor to the NIMASA headquarters in Lagos.

In a recent meeting between the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, the Director General of NIMASA, emphasized the pivotal role academia plays in advancing Nigeria’s Blue Economy.

During the courtesy visit led by UNILAG’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Folasade Ogunsola, Dr. Jamoh expressed NIMASA’s commitment to developing the Institute of Maritime Studies (IMS) at UNILAG.

He urged UNILAG’s management to devise a five-year action plan, envisioning the IMS as a research epicenter, driving the transformation of the Blue Economy into a leading contributor to the nation’s economy.

Dr. Jamoh highlighted Nigeria’s vast maritime potential and urged for international collaboration, envisioning the IMS attracting students from across Africa to position Nigeria as a hub for maritime education.

He also called for harmonizing the Memoranda of Understanding between NIMASA and sixteen universities in Nigeria, providing guidance for the UNILAG IMS.

R-L: Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, OFR and Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos, UNILAG, Professor Folasade Ogunsola during a courtesy visit by the Vice-Chancellor to the NIMASA headquarters in Lagos.

In response, Prof. Ogunsola assured NIMASA of UNILAG’s commitment to elevating maritime education standards in Nigeria.

She emphasized the importance of completing the UNILAG-IMS building project and expressed willingness to collaborate with local and international partners.

Prof. Ogunsola emphasized the university’s dedication to developing capacities, driving research, ensuring certification, fostering industry engagement, and facilitating global opportunities for students.

R-L: Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos, UNILAG, Professor Folasade Ogunsola; Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh OFR; Deputy Vice-Chancellor Management Services, UNILAG, Professor Lucian Chukwu and Director Internal Audit, NIMASA, Mrs. Olamide Odusanya during a courtesy visit by the UNILAG Vice-Chancellor to the NIMASA headquarters in Lagos.

The UNILAG-NIMASA IMS building is part of NIMASA’s strategic initiative, with six projects distributed across Nigeria’s geopolitical zones, aiming to meet the contemporary manpower requirements of the maritime industry through comprehensive theoretical and practical training.

Hyacinth Beluchukwu Nwafor

Hyacinth Beluchukwu Nwafor is a seasoned journalist and the CEO/Founder Belch Digital Communications, publishers of Hybrid News Nigeria.

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