Honourable Minister, Federal Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola has recently visited the skill acquisition centre of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) in Apapa Lagos.
The skills acquisition center in Apapa is one of the six spread across all the Geo Political Zones of the country.
Oyetola was in company of Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy/Transportation, Dr. Magdalene Ajani, as well as the Director General of NIMASA, Dr Bashir Jamoh.
In a press statement issued on Friday, spokesman of NIMASA, Osagie Edward said NIMASA’s vision for establishing the centre is to equip the Nigerian youth with requisite skills for self-dependence, thus tackling one of the challenges of the Blue economy, thereby improving productivity and employment.
“NIMASA Management is empowering youths through skills acquisition at the centers located at the six geo-political zones across the country.
“The programs are also to instill a sense of purpose and self-worth, promoting social integration within maritime host communities such as this in the Port city of Apapa.
“The vision is tackling unemployment with a long-term goal of enhancing maritime security” he said