- Global institution commends NIMASA for gender inclusivity
As part of efforts to ensure the workforce at the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) maintains excellence and global best standards, the agency has strengthened its ties with the World Maritime University (WMU).
Both organizations deepened this synergy when the President of WMU, Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry paid a working visit to the Agency’s headquarters, recently.
During the engagements, the WMU President also commended NIMASA for its policies on gender equality which have manifested in both the number of women employed by the Agency as well as those sponsored for capacity development in country and abroad.
Meanwhile, Dr. Doumbia-Henry thanked NIMASA for its longstanding relationship with WMU, stating: “At the World Maritime University, we 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 NIMASA Director General, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, OFR, explained that the agencies commitment to professionalism has been one of the major reasons behind the longstanding relationship between both parties.
His words: “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”.
Jamoh, however, noted that the agency has a deliberate policy in line with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to encourage more female participation in maritime.
“From this development, it is clear that NIMASA’s 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,” he added.
WMU in Malmö, Sweden, is a postgraduate maritime university founded within the framework of the International Maritime Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations.
This information was disseminated via a press statement issued by Mr. Osagie Edward, Assistant Director, Public Relations at NIMASA.