In a bid to enhance maritime security, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Institute of Transport Technology, Zaria, on research and training towards enhancing maritime safety and security in Nigeria.
This was contained in a statement by the Assistant Director, Public Relations, NIMASA, Osagie Edward on Sunday.
According to the statement, the Director-General NIMASA, Dr Bashir Jamoh, and his counterpart at NITT, Dr. Bayero Salih Farah, while signing the documents in Zaria, said that the MoU is hinged on research and training with a view to enhancing local content and boosting the quality assurance of the institute.
The statement further explained that the MoU is a follow-up on earlier agreements reached between both agencies in their quest to further domesticate specialized training programmes at management cadre in the maritime sector.
Jamoh however described the MoU as a mutually beneficial partnership, aimed at supporting the core mandate of the NITT, while also in line with his administration’s commitment to capacity building for NIMASA staff.
According to him, “The MoU is to formalize and strengthen the existing relationship between NIMASA and the NITT in terms of research, training and capacity development in general. We appreciate your visit to NIMASA sometime ago and we are glad that much progress is being made in terms of our collaboration”