Organized Maritime Academies Seeks NIMASA Board Membership

By Sylvanus OBASI, Lagos.

The Association of Licensed Maritime Academies of Nigeria (ALMAN) has sought to convince the Honourable Minister of Marine And Blue Economy, H. E. Adegboyega Oyetola, CON to recommend to the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, His Excellency, President Bola Tinubu, GCFR that a permanent representative of the Association be included on the Board of Directors of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

According to the Association, this proposal, if granted, will finally address the perennial problems and professional injustices, policy imbalances, and sub-standard regulations-cum-actions and disharmonized training syllabi and options being experienced especially by the private maritime training institutions (MTIs) and practitioners in Nigeria.

“If a member of the the Association of Licensed Maritime Academies of Nigeria (ALMAN) is eventually allowed inclusion on the Board of Directors of NIMASA’, according to the Acting Secretary-General of ALMAN, Dr. Musa AKINYEMI, ‘the perennial on-water and on-land banditry, impersonation, piracy and other maritime-domain-related crimes would have been finally addressed and laid to rest”.

A section of maritime students with Dr Musa during 7th AMSAY Conference in Lagos

The ALMAN Acting Scribe opined that the proprietors of most of the private maritime training institutions (MTIs) have the most needed data and essential statistics together with national maritime memoirs to back their request, adding that, “if the ugly trends regarding the manner of shipping practice and maritime safety are to be reversed for near-perfection, to achieve global acceptability, the Federal Government could NOT achieve any sustainable success whilst discrediting and dishonouring one of its most needed allies, the ALMAN, a united body of absolute stakeholders, the trainers of the future generations of the industry’s captains and core professionals”.

“We are pretty-set to enter into a bond with the Presidency, the Federal Ministry of Marine And Blue Economy, and NIMASA over this”, Musa AKINYEMI optimized. Speaking further, “If ALMAN’s membership of NIMASA’s Board fails to deliver within the first term, and the government calls it quits, they might not be faulted or challenged”, Dr. Aknyemi said.

Dr Musa Akinyemi, Secretary-General of ALMAN

“We passionately appeal to the Federal Government, through the Honourable Minister of Marine And Blue Economy to seek audience with the leadership of ALMAN, apart from the Stakeholders Round-Table Meeting we had with him in Lagos recently, said Musa AKINYEMI.

“Let it be clearer that it is already time to now berth and consolidate the arrival and success of Nigeria’s Blue Economy using the Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) model mainly because if NIMASA alone could not achieve its Maritime Administration (MarAd) mandate without the Nigerian Navy (NN), even so will the Agency be unable to cope with the essence of maritime education vis-a-vis public enlightenment and civil-military imbroglios characterising the maritime practice and marine environment without ALMAN”, ALMAN’s Acting Secretary-General revealed.

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  1. The ALMAN News Story Has It As Juicy!!!

    Dear Mr. Sylvanus OBASI, FCMAN

    On behalf of the Association of Licensed Maritime Academies of Nigeria, ALMAN, kindly accept our acknowledgement of your brilliant projection of our Association to the extent that news about us is now juicy!

    We wish you more progress in all your public and private activities!

    (Ag. Secretary-General, ALMAN)

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