Capacity building key to sustained growth in maritime sector


THE board of Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN) is collaborating with the institutions management team to prepare the academy for a degree awarding status.

Already, relevant infrastructures and skilled manpower according to MAN are in place while efforts have been intensified to secure more support from the federal government.

Chairman of MAN board, Chief Mike Adiotomre, said: When we came into the Academy, we were given a specific mandate by the Minister of Transport to prepare the Academy for a degree awarding status.

Our specific vision this year is that we are working assiduously with the management of the academy to realise this noble dream. We are putting viable infrastructure in place; competent skilled manpower are already on ground; lecture halls, other needed facilities have been put in place.

We are also expecting more from the federal government. When President Goodluck Jonathan visited Akwa Ibom State recently, he reiterated his administrations preparedness to upgrade the status of the Academy.

The Minister of Transport, Idris Umar had also confirmed this at different fora. So, we are very mindful of this goal and we are pursuing it religiously, Adiotomre added According to Adiotomre, the academy has recorded significant progress by way of quality development.

Speaking in Lagos, recently, he assured members of the public especially stakeholders that the academy is working closely with international agencies in the area of capacity building.

He said: If you visit the ....

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