NIMASA to embark on assessment visit to protesting NSDP cadets in Philippines


Following the recent protest embarked upon by the 2013 set of the Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP) cadets at the Nigerian Embassy in the Philippines, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA has said that it has received Ministerial approval for an assessment visit this October to ascertain, first-hand, the issues to fully and finally address them.

In a statement issued in Lagos on Saturday by the NIMASA management informed that the Executive Director, Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services, Engr. Victor Ochei, would lead the fact-finding mission to the Philippines to engage with the school and the cadets.

“As responsible management, we must deal with this from an informed position, as the matter far predates this administration.

“While we regret the embarrassment this may have caused all concerned; we urge caution and avoidance of any speculative reporting until the official outcome of the on-the-spot evaluation to the Philippines is submitted”, the statement said.

Photo: Dr. Bashir Jamoh, Director General, NIMASA.

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