The Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has said that the Agency will continue to partner with the Nigerian Navy for the security of Nigerian water ways and the optimum exploration of the nation’s marine resources.
The DG made this assurance when Naval Cadets of the 66 Regular Course of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) visited the Agency.
The DG assured the Cadets that the symbiotic relationship that exists between NIMASA and the Nigerian Navy is inseparable because of the functions of both Agencies saying their visit to NIMASA is auspicious as they will always have reason to interact with the Maritime Administration upon commissioning.
According to a statement issued by the head, corporate communications, Hajia Lami Tumaka, Peterside 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 for which he has eternal pride.
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 chose 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 of the Nigerian Defence Academy who were led by Commander Alfred Oride were at NIMASA to familiarize themselves with the Agency’s activities as they relate to the Nigerian Navy and visit other Security Agencies as part of the requirements of their programme.