100 Seafarer cadets to get certificate of competence

David Adekunle, Lagos

The Cadets of the Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme, NSDP, will soon get the necessary sea time experience for Certificates of Competency to be issued to them.

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside said this while receiving 100 Cadets of the scheme who graduated from the University of Perpetual Help, Philippines.

The University also congratulated them for successfully concluding their studies and returning home without any cases of misconduct.

Good ambassadors

The Nimasa boss commended the graduates for being good ambassadors of Nigeria and assured them that modalities have been put in place to ensure that they get the necessary sea time experience, to make them complete seafarers.

“I must commend you all for being good ambassadors of Nigeria by not involving yourselves in any untoward act while in the Philippines.
“As a responsible agency, we will complete what we started by making sure that you all get the required sea time that will make you professionals in your chosen career,”
  Dr. Peterside said.

According to him, the cadets are now part of a unique profession responsible for keeping the wheels of global commerce rolling.

Dr. Peterside re-stated the Agency’s commitment to grow human and infrastructural capacity for the growth of the Nigerian maritime industry.

A total of 100 cadets graduated with degrees in Maritime Transport, Marine Engineering and Navigational Technology from the University of Perpetual Help, Philippines.