Succour has last come the way of the graduates of NIMASA’s seaferers development program as the first batch of about 250 Cadets have been invited to the NIMASA’ Corporate head office , Lagos, this week for documentation .
The documentation Shipping World learnt is preparatory to the placement of the Cadets who completed their degree programs over three years ago to be placed on the mandatory one year on board training before certification.
The Agency’s Executive Director Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services ,Mr Gambo Ahmed confirmed to Shipping World exclusively in Lagos Monday that NIMASA have concluded arrangements with selected Ship owners in the UK and Cairo , Egypt for the placements.
One of the beneficiaries Eniye Emokpo was full of praises for the Director General of NIMASA , Dr Dakuku Peter side . He said himself and his colleagues would remain very appreciative to the NIMASA’ management for the gesture and that the invitation has come as a huge relief.
“ Some of us had thought that a day like this would never come.We also thank the Minister of Transportation Rt Hon Rotimi Amaechi for making good his promise that government would make adequate provision for us”.
DG of NIMASA Dr Dakuku Peterside who also confirmed the development told Shipping world that the flag off of their departure would take place in the first week of December this year .