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Dakuku Peterside NIMASA boss assures cadets of sea time experience

He said that the cadets were now part of a unique profession, responsible for keeping the wheels of global commerce rolling.

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Dr. Dakuku Peterside, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) boss.

(Gist Arena)

The Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr Dakuku Peterside has assured cadets of the Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP) of necessary sea time experience.

A statement by the Head of corporate communication of NIMASA, Hajia Lami Tumaka on Thursday in Lagos said that the sea time experience would lead to the issuance of Certificates of Competency.

Peterside, who received 100 cadets of the scheme (NSDP) who graduated from the University of Perpetual Help, Philippines, congratulated the cadets for successfully concluding their studies and returning home without any case of misconduct.

The director-general commended the graduates for being good ambassadors of Nigeria.

He assured them that modalities had been put in place to ensure that they have access to the necessary sea time experience that will make them complete seafarers.

``I must commend you all for being good ambassadors of Nigeria by not involving yourselves in any untoward act while in the Philippines,’’ the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quotes him as saying.

Peterside said, ``As a responsible Agency, we will complete what we started by making sure that you all get the required sea time that will make you professionals in your chosen career.’’

He said that the cadets were now part of a unique profession, responsible for keeping the wheels of global commerce rolling.

The director-general said that the agency’s was committed toward growing human and infrastructure capacity for the growth and development of the Nigerian maritime industry.

A total of 100 cadets who graduated with degrees in Maritime Transport, Marine Engineering and Navigational Technology from the University of Perpetual Help, Philippines, returned to the country on June 13. 

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