|Prince Ayorinde Adedoyin|
Chief Executive Officer of Peacegate, a maritime services provider, has
lamented the dearth of qualified seafarers in Nigeria.
News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) in Lagos.
the difficulties ship-owners faced in trying to get qualified seafarers in
was good at training seafarers but could not provide them sea-time experience,
which was most needed.
to sustain Nigerian seafarers on a job as they leave a job after being trained
have a big problem in terms of getting qualified seafarers in Nigeria.
‘because I’m needed I can jump ships at any time’.
are not good in training people, but you know when you train people and they
don’t have sea-time, how do you want them to perform?
practicality is like zero. So, it is like when you take people like this on you
start training them.
time, you spend your money to train people and the day they get their
certificate they jump ship to another.
employer and this is why you find out that majority of the people don’t want to
spend their money and time in training people that will move tomorrow.
Philippines, they pay him, he works and he goes.”
a number of seafarers presented fake certificates claiming they were trained in
Ghana, but end up clueless on the job demand.