The Director-General of the Nigerian
Maritime Administration and Safety Agency
(NIMASA), Dr Ziakede Akpobolokemi, says
the Nigeria Maritime University (NMU) will
generate more than six billion dollars as
revenue when fully functional.
He said that the revenue would be generated from the training and supply of Seafarers to international maritime industry.
According to him, qualified manpower will
be trained in the university to guarantee
sustainable manpower for the maritime
industry in line with international
Akpobolokemi disclosed that about 32,600
students had so far benefited from
NIMASA’s scholarship scheme in the last
He said that the agency remained
committed and focused in building human
capacity for the Nigerian maritime sector
through strengthening of the Nigerian
Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP).
According to him, the programme is designed to train young Nigerians in various
maritime professions at degree level. (NAN)