The University of Lagos has secured the commitment of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), in ensuring completion of the Institute of Maritime Studies (IMS) UNILAG by the end of April 2024.
This formed part of discussions when the UNILAG Management led by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Folasade Ogunsola, paid a courtesy visit to the NIMASA Headquarters at Apapa, Lagos.
The visit according to Prof. Ogunsola was to appreciate the management of NIMASA for the long-standing partnership and its commitment to the ongoing Institute of Maritime Studies (IMS) UNILAG building project.
The Vice-Chancellor adjudged the UNILAG-IMS building project a feat that aligns with the spirited efforts of UNILAG to develop Marine Sciences in Nigeria. She lauded the pace of the building project and expressed optimism that, when completed, it will serve as a converging point for all actors in the maritime sector.
In his remarks, the Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Yusuf Jamoh assured the UNILAG Management of his commitment to ensuring the completion and commissioning of the UNILAG-IMS Building by the end of April 2024 and noted that, in not more than 5 years from now, the UNILAG-IMS will become the epicenter of research ideas and recommendations which will help reposition Nigeria’s Blue Economy.
The Institute of Maritime Studies (IMS) Being one of the six sited across each geopolitical zone of the country, the project which is situated close to the UNILAG Botanical Garden is meant to provide suitable manpower requirements for the contemporary maritime industry, through comprehensive theoretical and practical maritime training.
BY: AYO AGBEOLUWAYE