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NIMASA delivers Institute of Marine and Transport Technology building to University of Port Harcourt

The Management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA) has handed over an ultra-modern complex housing the Institute of Marine and Transport Technology to the Management of the University of Portharcourt, Rivers State.

The Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, OFR (3rd right), Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Port Harcourt, Prof. Clifford Ofurum (4th left) and others during the presentation of the keys the Ultra-Modern Complex housing the Institute of Marine and Transport Technology, donated by NIMASA to the University of Port Harcourt in Rivers State.

Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, said that the building which is a donation from NIMASA to the University was the initiative of previous leadership of the Agency, but on assumption as the Director General he saw the need to review and commence the project.

He said, “The initiative dates back to 2012/2013 when the then DG of the Agency decided to build a maritime training institute. The initiative is not peculiar to Uniport but is present in all the six geopolitical zones of the country. Any investment in education is definitely worthwhile. Research has shown that lack of education is relatively responsible for maritime crimes in the Niger Delta Region. We hope beneficiaries of this Maritime institute will be instrumental in making Nigeria a major maritime nation.”

The Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Abraham Georgewill, who was represented by the VC Administration, Prof. Clifford Ofurum, thanked NIMASA for selecting Uniport as the location for the Maritime institute, assuring that the University will provide adequate faculty to ensure courses are accredited and recognized globally.

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