Written by on May 20, 2021

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA is to offer scholarship to ten Rivers State Secondary School leavers in Marine Engineering and Marine Architecture courses overseas.

Director General NIMASA, Dr Barshir Yusuf Jamoh, disclosed the when he led the Management of the agency on a Courtesy Visit to Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike at Government House, Port Harcourt.

Jamoh said the selected Secondary School leavers to be nominated by the State Government would undergo  three years Marine Engineering and Marine Architecture Courses abroad at the expense of the agency.

The Director-General who notified the Governor that Rivers State was the second largest Maritime hub in the Country, said NIMASA also intended to build a befitting centre of excellence in terms of Educational Development in Maritme Studies, as well as office Complex in Port Harcourt.

He expressed NIMASA’s readiness to extend its hands of Fellowship to Rivers State Government in tackling the menace of Maritime Insecurity in order to encourage Maritime investors in the State.

In his response, Governor Wike expressed gratitude to the NIMASA boss for offering ten Rivers Indigenes the opportunity to study Marine Engineering and Marine Architecture Courses Overseas.

According to him, three students will be selected from each of the three Senatorial Districts of the State.

The Governor, who applauded Jamoh for being the first NIMASA Director General to pay him a Courtesy Call since 2015 said the State Government would liaise with the Agency’s Management and Agree on a Strategic Location within Port Harcourt City for the Construction of NIMASA’s Administrative Office.

Governor Wike noted that despite the immediate past Director General of NIMASA being an indigene of Rivers State, he never deemed it essential to partner the State Government because of party politics and fear of not to incur the wrath of his benefactor.

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