GOVERNOR WIKE HAS SUED FOR PARNERSHIP WITH NIMASA TO REVIVE GOVERNMENT SEA SCHOOL, ISAKA IN OKRIKA LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF RIVERS STATE.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on May 19, 2021
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike wants the Nigerian Maritime Administrative and Safety Agency, NIMASA to partner the State Government to revive the Government Sea School Isaka in Okrika Local Government Area to train youths that would work in the maritime industry.
Governor Wike made the assertion when the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Yusuf Jamoh paid him a courtesy visit at Government House, Port Harcourt.
The Governor noted that it would be proper for the agency to partner the state government to develop the institution rather than channel resources to put in place new structures that would serve for the purpose of carrying out their core mandate of human capital development.
He lauded the Director General of NIMASA for his vision and foresight in creating alternative source of livelihood aside oil through the “Blue Economy” geared towards putting in place things that would enhance the nation’s revenue and create opportunity for employment for the people.
Governor Wike who noted his administration’s commitment and willingness to key into the “Blue Economy” however urged the Director General of NIMASA to bring to the state its Cabotage Department which was relocated to Lagos State.
Earlier, the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Yusuf Jamoh who noted the enormous wealth in the nation’s water and ocean, said the visit was to educate and encourage the state government to key into the programme as well as come up with its area of comparative advantage that would form the nation’s policy on the “Blue Economy”.
He thanked the Governor for his developmental strides in the state particularly in the areas of education, health, judiciary and infrastructure.