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NIMASA partners British military on capacity building

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety
Agency (NIMASA) has expressed its readiness to partner with the British
military in the area of human capacity building for the development of the
Nigerian maritime sector.

Receiving a delegation from the British Military Advisory and Training
Team (BMATT) led by Commander Shaun Quinn of the Royal Navy during a courtesy
visit to the agency, the Acting Director General, Haruna Jauro said capacity
building is vital to the growth and development of the Nigerian maritime
The director general said that the relationship between the British and
the Nigerian government dates back to the pre-colonial era and that the agency
is willing to consolidate on the already existing relationship, especially in
the area of training for the growth and development of the Nigerian maritime
sector and the nation at large.
“The agency is willing and ready to collaborate with the British
Military in the area of training of our personnel because training is part of
capacity building and capacity building is key to the growth and development of
the maritime sector,” Jauro said.
Earlier, the leader of the delegation who is also the BMATT Staff
Officer Maritime, Commander Shaun Quinn noted that the reason for the visit was
to know some of the functions of NIMASA and to also discuss possible areas of
collaboration with the agency as regards the training of its personnel towards
enhancing a virile and safer maritime sector.
Commander Quinn said that the British High Commission was busy
refreshing relationships with the country since a new administration took over
and that the British Military will always be ready to build a closer working
relationship with the Nigerian government where the interest of both countries
is put into consideration to enhance trade facilitation and security on the
nation’s waterways.

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