NIMASA to boost seafarers’ training

NIMASA to boost seafarers’ training

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency has said that the newly unveiled Maritime Labour E-Platform would provide the required data for seafarers’ training, certification and placement onboard vessels.

The Director-General, NIMASA, Dr Bashir Jamoh, stated this on Tuesday in Apapa, Lagos, during the official flag-off of the Maritime Labour E-Platform.

Jamoh, who was represented at the event by the Executive Director Maritime Labour & Cabotage Services, NIMASA,Victor Ochei, said that the platform was in furtherance of the agency’s mandate on the registration and regulation of dockworkers, seafarers, stevedoring companies, seafarer employers, jetty, terminal operators and offshore platforms or terminals.

“The agency’s ongoing collaboration with various Government Agencies is aimed at creating jobs for seafarers and the E- platform would provide the required data for seafarers training, certification and placement onboard vessels,” he said.

He however said that the e-platform was conceived out of the need to establish an independent, robust, integrated information, verification and communication platform that would serve as system database generation on maritime labour.

“The E-platform was conceived out of the need to establish an independent, robust, integrated information, verification and communication platform that will serve as system database generation on maritime labour. It will also serve as a source of statistical data and analytics for national planning, policy making, training capacity-building and research.”

The NIMASA boss implored stakeholders in the sector to ensure that the platform was put into good use while avoiding practices that would expose it to the manipulations of online scammers.

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