Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) is set to commence training for dockworkers across the seaports in Nigeria.
The training, which commences in November, 2020 will see between 400 to 500 dockworkers trained under the scheme.
Revealing this on Monday, the President General of the Maritime Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MWUN), Comrade Adewale Adeyanju said the training ought to have commenced before now but owing to Covid-19 pandemic and the recent #EndSARS protest that disrupted activities across the country.
The MWUN boss stated that the training will be extended to the Seafarers branch of the union but intended to start with the dock workers.
“If not because of the Covid-19 pandemic and the recent #EndSARS protest that disrupted activities, NIMASA and the union have partnered to reel out training program for workers.
“About 400 to 500 dockworkers are to be trained and they are going to start this month of November. We have penciled the names and sent to NIMASA”
Adeyanju also appreciated the efforts of the apex maritime regulatory body for such an initiative.
He said, “We thank the management of NIMASA for coming out boldly to say they need to start the training of dockworkers in all fields of operation.
“NIMASA is on that of the seafarers too but they want to start with the dockworkers.
“The training is going to cover all the seaports of the federation.”