Maritime security :
NIMASA partners NITT for Research, capacity building
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Institute of Transport Technology (NITT), Zaria, for research and training towards enhancing maritime safety and security in Nigeria.
The Director General of NIMASA, Dr Bashir Jamoh and his counterpart at NITT, Dr. Bayero Salih Farah, signed the MoU in Zaria.
The partnership is hinged on research and training, with a view to enhancing local content to boost quality assurance of the institute. This is a follow up on earlier agreements reached between both Agencies of government in their quest to further domesticate specialised training programmes at management cadre in the maritime sector.
Dr. Jamoh described the MoU between both parties as a mutually beneficial partnership, aimed at supporting the core mandate of NITT, while also in line with his administration’s commitment to capacity building for NIMASA staff.
According to him, “the MoU is to formalise and strengthen the existing relationship between NIMASA and NITT in terms of research, training and capacity development in general. We appreciate your visit to NIMASA sometime ago and we are glad that much progress is being made in terms of our collaboration.
” We hope that your institute will conduct detailed research to determine gaps in the implementation of our core mandate and develop training programmes to close such identified gaps”.
On his part, the NITT Director General, Dr. Bayero Salih Farah, thanked NIMASA for its long-standing support to the institute through direct financial assistance and by utilising the training services provided for the Agency’s staff over the years.
He added that NITT will work closely with NIMASA to ensure that the Institute provides training and research services that are of globally acceptable standard.
NITT provides trainings to personnel employed in all modes of transport, leading to the award of various certificates; Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma and Masters in Transport and Logistics.
NIMASA continues to embrace capacity building as a tool to enhance maritime development in Nigeria, while also engaging in all forms of viable collaborations towards achieving its mandate, which cuts across shipping development, maritime safety and security.
NIMASA DG, Dr Bashir Jamoh (right) and Director General of NITT ,Dr. Bayero Salih Farah, during the signing of MoU hinged on research and training with a view to enhancing local content and boost quality assurance at NITT in Zaria