Nigeria: 5,000 cadets lack sea time
Lack of experience potentially hindering maritime security.
ANLCA: over 5,000 cadets lack sea time training
Posted by: Oluwakemi Dauda
The National Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) has raised an alarm that over 5,000 cadets of the Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN),Oron in Akwa Ibom State lack the mandatory sea time training, urging the Federal Government to address the problem.
The association said the government should pay more attention to the seafarers so they can compete favourably with their counterparts else where and stem piracy and sea robbery on the nation’s territorial waters.
Its National President, Prince Olayiwola Shittu, said there was an urgent need for the Management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and MAN to collaborate and give the cadets the necessary mandatory sea time training.
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