The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) is to partner British Military in the area of capacity building.
Receiving a delegation from the British Military Advisory and Training Team (BMATT) led by Commander Shaun Quinn of the Royal Navy during a courtesy visit to the Agency, the Acting Director General, Mr. Haruna Baba Jauro stated that capacity building is very vital to the growth and development of the Nigerian maritime sector.
Jauro explained that the relationship between the British and the Nigerian government dates back to the pre colonial, adding that the Agency is willing to consolidate on the already existing relationship, especially in the area of training.
He said: “The Agency is willing and ready to collaborate with the British Military in the area of training of our personnel because training is part of capacity building and capacity building is key to the growth and development of the maritime sector.”
A press statement issued by NIMASA’s head of media, Hajia Lami Tumaka quoted the leader of the delegation who is also the BMATT Staff Officer Maritime, Commander Shaun Quinn as saying that the visit was designed to enhance trade facilitation and security on the nation’s waterways.
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