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Maritime University Of Nigeria About Establish Suffers Setback

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After debate on the motion, most of the
senators asked for an upgrade of the
Maritime Academy Akwa Ibom, rather than
invest in another institution.

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
personnel.
“ 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?

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“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.

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After debate on the motion, most of the
senators asked for an upgrade of the
Maritime Academy Akwa Ibom, rather than
invest in another institution.
When it became obvious that the bill had
suffered Setback, James Manager withdrew
the bill, promising that it will be represented
at the appropriate time.




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