Maritime agency re-states partnership with Navy

David Adekunle, Lagos.

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) will continue to partner with the Navy for the security of the country’s water ways and the optimum exploration of its marine resources.

The NIMASA Director General, Dr.Dakuku Peterside gave this assurance when Naval cadets of the 66 Regular Course of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) visited the agency on a study visit.

Dr.Peterside assured the cadets of the symbiotic relationship between NIMASA and the Nigerian Navy, describing it as inseparable.

He praised the gallantry and bravery of Officers and Ratings of the Nigerian Navy, noting that the country’s Naval Force is one of the best in the world.

While appreciating the young Cadets for choosing to serve and protect the territorial integrity of Nigeria, Dr. Peterside said that “you have chosen a very noble course as brave men and women, only the brave will choose to enlist in our military.

 As courageous men and women, you have offered to make all forms of sacrifices first for the good of our country and for all of us your country men and women so that we can move about freely; most importantly so that the territorial integrity of our nation will be protected.”

The Cadets of Course 66 in the Nigerian Defence Academy led by Commander Alfred Oride, were in NIMASA to familiarize themselves with the agency’s activities as they relate to the Nigerian Navy and visit other security sgencies as part of the requirements of their programme.