The Nigerian senate has stepped down on a bill
which was seeking to establish the Maritime
University of Nigeria. »
According to the sponsor of the bill, Senator
James Manager , establishment of an institution
like that will bridge the manpower gap
experienced in the maritime sector for skilled
“ The sector is dominate today by foreign interests.
The very few professionals were trained abroad.
“The question is; why do we not have a university
for that purpose?
“This bill provides the requisite opportunity and the
enactment of this bill will help in transforming the
educational fortunes in Nigeria and in producing
the desire manpower and expertise now that
Nigeria is yearning for local content in the industry
following the passage of Local Content
Development Act into law,” he stressed while
speaking to his colleagues in his senate house.
Nelson Effiong, Akwa Ibom South Senatorial
District in his contribution, reminded the floor
that the Maritime Academy at Oron which
situates in his Senatorial District that have
trained Seafarers in the last 30 years of its
existence was approved by former President,
Goodluck Jonathan » and that it has since been
with the National Universities Commission.
Maritime University of Nigeria
Plans to establish suffers setback, ngstudents.com
After debate on the motion, most of the senators
asked for an upgrade of the Maritime Academy
Akwa Ibom, rather than invest in another
When it became obvious that the bill had
suffered Setback, James Manager withdrew the
bill, promising that it will be represented at the
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