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Jonathan meets NIMASA NSDP graduates, hails programme in maritime capacity building


President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan in a
handshake with Rodemade Oluwasegun Ayomide a graduate and beneficiary of the
Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP) an initiative of the Nigerian
Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) during an interactive
session with Young Professionals in Lagos on Sunday, March 22, 2015.

The Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme
(NSDP) of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA)
received accolades from the President and Commander in Chief, Dr. Goodluck
Ebele Jonathan (GCFR) on Sunday in Lagos at a reception hosted in their honour
by the Nigerian Young Professionals Forum.

Mr. President, while acknowledging the vision
of the Management of NIMASA at ensuring the placement of these young Nigerians
in reputable maritime institutions across the globe, admonished the beneficiaries
of the programme to exhibit great professionalism when they take on the global
challenges in the maritime sector after the completion of the mandatory
National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) which they are currently undertaking.

President Goodluck Ebele
Jonathan in a handshake with Adeniran Bolanle a graduate and beneficiary of the
Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP) an initiative of the Nigerian
Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) during an interactive
session with Young Professionals in Lagos on Sunday, March 22, 2015.

 

President Goodluck Ebele
Jonathan in a handshake with Shedrach Terseer 
Aboh a graduate and beneficiary of the Nigerian Seafarers Development
Programme (NSDP) an initiative of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and
Safety Agency (NIMASA) during an interactive session with Young Professionals
in Lagos on Sunday, March 22, 2015.

President Jonathan emphasized that human
capacity development for young Nigerians is critical to the growth and
development of the country and as such no effort will be spared at making sure
the NSDP and similar programmes are sustained. “As a nation, if you must prepare
for the future of the country you must invest in the young people in the
country, and as a nation you don’t go back but move forward”
he
concluded. 

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan in a
handshake with Bolanle Iyabode Falodun with other beneficiaries of the Nigerian
Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP) an initiative of the Nigerian Maritime
Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) during an interactive session with
Young Professionals in Lagos on Sunday, March 22, 2015.
Director General of the Agency, Dr. Ziakede
Patrick Akpobolokemi said the graduates had made him proud as scores of them
made top grades at the final examinations in Egypt and the United Kingdom. “This
is a motivation and will aid continuation of the scheme. We thank Mr. President
for his support in seeing to the success of this programme and for keeping us
on our toes in the discharge of our duties in NIMASA to realize the objective”
he
said.
The DG also appreciated the Honourable Minister of Transport, Senator
Idris Umar for his support in this human capacity development drive.
The graduates were full of appreciation to
NIMASA for the rare opportunity accorded them to meet and interact with the
President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. They individually and as a group
promised the President that the enormous resources expended by government
towards the successful completion of their programmes in Egypt and the United
Kingdom was money well spent and they will not fail the President and the
nation when they eventually commence their chosen careers. 
Speaking on behalf of the NSDP graduates,
Raphael Oluwafemi Faboro said, “I will like to appreciate the President,
Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan for making it possible for us to have a good life
and good future. Sir, I will like to say you have given us a good opportunity
and as professionals in the maritime sector, we are
ready
to go to the world and to also take charge of the Nigerian Cabotage trade.
Indeed, you are our hero.”
 
The beneficiaries of the NSDP graduated from
the Arab Academy of Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, Alexandria,
Egypt and the South Tyneside College, New Castle, United Kingdom. They studied
various courses such as; Marine Engineering, Nautical Science, Naval
Architecture amongst others.
In all over 2,500 beneficiaries of the
programme are also undergoing maritime related courses in the Philippines, India
and Romania.

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