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NIMASA, Nigerian Navy Strengthen Collaboration To Enhance Seafarer Certification

ByHybrid News

Jun 20, 2023

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Bashir Jamoh, has reiterated the agency’s dedication to issuing suitable certifications to qualified personnel of the Nigerian Navy who undergo necessary training at the Nigerian Naval Training Command (NAVTRAC).

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.

During a visit by a NAVTRAC delegation led by Rear Admiral Patrick Nwatu, the Flag Officer Commanding, Jamoh emphasized the importance of collaboration to enhance capacity development and professionalism in accordance with global best practices.

He encouraged NAVTRAC to address any identified gaps in order to align the training and curriculum of the Naval Training Command with international maritime professional institutes, particularly with respect to the Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (STCW).

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

Jamoh stressed the significance of ongoing collaboration between the Nigerian Navy and NIMASA, underscoring its importance for the nation and our continuous efforts to combat piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.

Rear Admiral Nwatu, the Flag Officer Commanding NAVTRAC, assured the Director General of the Nigerian Navy’s commitment to enhancing the capabilities of its personnel through professional development, leading to increased productivity within the Navy.

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.

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