Engr. Olu Akinsoji is a former Rector of Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN) Oron and also a former Alternate Representative of Nigeria at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council. In this exclusive interview with MMS Plus, he bares his mind on a myriad of issues concerning maritime administration, maritime safety, seafarers’ development and other shipping issues. Excerpts:
As part of efforts to get employment for Nigerian seafarers, the National Seafarers Welfare Board (NSWB) Nigeria has suggested the development of a framework to get them onboard ships that call at the nation’s ports. How do you rate this and what strategies could be used to secure training and employment for Nigerian seafarers?