NIMASA pledges to standardise competency certificates

The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dr Bashir Jamoh, has said that his administration is working towards ensuring that the certificate of competency issued by the agency meets international standards.

In a statement the Assistant Director, Public Relations, NIMASA, Osagie Edward, Jamoh said this recently when NIMASA hosted the management of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas led by its Managing Director, Dr Philip Mshelbila, at its headquarters in Apapa, Lagos.

According to the statement, the visit was for the two agencies to set up a working committee for a better working synergy.

Jamoh commended the NLNG for providing platforms for sea time to train Nigerian seafarers, noting that he was committed to attaining best global practices to ensure that certificates issued by Nigeria were recognised globally.

“We are working to ensure that the Certificates of Competency issued by the Nigerian Maritime Administration are of international standards.”

 This, he said, would make it easy for the NLNG and other international organisations to accept them.”

The NIMASA DG said that the committee would be meeting regularly to ensure improved liaison between both organisations in the interest of Nigeria.

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