The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has commenced the process of establishing partnership with Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND).In a bid to develop human capacity in the maritime sector of the economy,
Dr. Peterside who chaired the meeting restated the Agency’s commitment towards growing capacity in the sector and urged Universities in the country to include maritime related courses in their curriculum, in order to expand job potentials for Nigerian youths, to grow the economy, as maritime is a global business with vast opportunities.
He explained that a virile maritime trade is an economic asset to any nation and therefore urged the institutes to continuously improve on their maritime curriculum for the economic benefits of Nigeria. He also called on public and private organisations to partner with the Agency in ensuring adequate funding of these institutes, stating that it would not be out of place for TETFUND to intervene where necessary in funding them, as NIMASA cannot do it all alone.
According to him, “more than ever, we are open to partnership, in order to ensure that our maritime sector continues to thrive and impact positively on the economy in the long run” In remarks, the Executive Secretary of TETFUND Dr. Abdulahi Bichi Baffa, commended NIMASA for the initiative in establishing Institutes of Maritime studies in these universities, while announcing that TETFUND will look at areas of intervention.