The World Maritime University (WMU), Malmo, Sweden has thumbs up the management of
the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) for its gender inclusiveness.
The foremost tertiary maritime training institution hailed the agency for its policies of gender equality which have manifested in both the number of its female employees and those it has sponsored for capacity development in Nigeria and overseas.
The President of the WMU, Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry stated this while on a working visit to NIMASA Headquarters, Apapa, Lagos recently.
A statement signed by NIMASA Assistant Director, Public Relations, Mr. Edward Osagie and made available to Maritime Bits said Doumbia-Henry was in the agency headquarters in Lagos to discuss training and manpower development.
The WMU President thanked NIMASA for its longstanding relationship with the university.
His words: “We here at the World Maritime University have had a long, mutually, beneficial relationship with Nigeria and NIMASA in particular. Our visit is to further strengthen the ties between ourselves while exploring areas of future collaboration.
“I also wish to especially congratulate Dr. Jamoh for the gender inclusive nature of the agency especially under his leadership. We have observed that in the number of female officers of the agency that are sent to the WMU for maritime studies.”
On his part, the Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh explained the reasons behind the longstanding relationship between both parties.
According to him, our continued relationship with the World Maritime University is informed by the agency’s commitment to professionalism, research and development as well as striving to attain global best practices in carrying out our responsibilities. This informs our choice of WMU when sending some of our staff to the institution for further training. We have a deliberate policy in line with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to encourage more female participation in maritime.
Continuing, he said: “From this development, it is clear that NIMASA commitment to human capacity development of its staff remains unwavering. This in turn is bound to have a knock-on effect on the Nigerian maritime industry in that the level of professionalism would be improved upon”.
Maritime Bits had reported that WMU, Malmö, Sweden is a postgraduate maritime university founded within the framework of the IMO, a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN).