BAYELSA, POLAND SIGN MOU FOR A WORLD CLASS MARITIME ACADEMY, PRODUCTS TO ATTAIN GLOBAL RECOGNITION


14/04/2013
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Deputy Governor of Bayelsa state, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah exchanging pleasantries with CEO of NAVIMOR Maritime Mr. Romuald Kinda while Prof Allison Oguru, Secretary to the Bayelsa State Government looks on
 
 
Plans by the Bayelsa State Government to establish a Maritime Academy in the State received a massive boost with the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Government and the renowned Navimor International Maritime Academy of Poland at the Transcorp Hilton in Abuja.
 
Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah Rtd, who represented Governor Henry Seriake Dickson, signed on behalf of the State government while Mr. Romuald Kinda , signed for the Navimor international Maritime Academy.
 
The agreement signing ceremony, which was one of the highlights of the Poland, Nigeria business forum, was witnessed by the Polish Prime Minister, Mr Donald Tusk and Nigeria’s Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Olusegun Aganga, with polish business investors who are in Nigeria in search of business investment opportunities also in attendance.
 
The Bayelsa State Maritime Academy is expected to come into full swing in one and half years’ time and it will be the second of its kind in the South South region of the country, the first being the Maritime Academy, Oron in Akwa Ibom State.
 
Speaking to journalists shortly after the signing ceremony, Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah Rtd, stated that, the Maritime Academy is being affiliated to the Navimor Maritime Academy in Poland because of its high reputation as a first class international maritime academy coupled with the intention of the state government to establish a maritime academy of international standard.
 “We are establishing the Maritime Academy that would have international touch and recognition”.
 
While, expressing satisfaction with the decision of Government to affiliate the proposed Maritime Academy in the State to the Navimor Maritime Academy of Poland, he explained that the training programmes of the Academy have been arranged to ensure that its products are accepted and acknowledged globally in the maritime industry.
 
In his reaction, the Chairman of Navimor Maritime Academy Poland, Mr Romauld Kinda, disclosed that the partnership with the Bayelsa government would enable his Academy transfer knowledge, and the educational system of Poland to the Bayelsa Maritime Academy, adding that the Navimor Maritime Academy has existed for over 80 years.
 
 
The Senior Special Assistant to the Bayelsa State Governor on Investment, Mr. Cyril Akika who also spoke to Reporters said, the Bayelsa Maritime Academy was envisioned to produce experts in the various fields of the evolving Bayelsa maritime industry.
 
Describing the state as mainly riverine, he stated that the products of the Maritime Academy would provide the required human resource for the Bayelsa sea port as well as produce divers, ship captains, Cabin attendants, ship builders and other viable personnel needed in the maritime sector of the economy.
 
ONO K. AKPE
Senior Special Assistant to the Bayelsa State Governor on Electronic Media.
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Deputy Governor of Bayelsa state, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah signs an MOU for the establishment a Maritime Institute in Bayelsa State on behalf of the State Government while CEO of NAVIMOR Maritime Mr. Romuald Kinda signs on behalf of the company in Abuja
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  1. Bayelsa, Poland Sign Maritime Pact

    In furtherance of the thrust of President Goodluck Jonathan transfornmation agenda, his home state, Bayelsa has signed a bilateral agreement with the Polish Government in the area of maritime development and education.

    Mr Romuald Kinda, chairman of Navimor International signed on behalf of Polish government.

    Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah (rtd) signed the agreement at the weekend in Abuja on behalf of Bayelsa State, pointing out that the state, which has plan to establish a maritime academy that will have an global affiliation as well as solve the growing unemployment in the state.

    “Our plan is to establish an academy that will have an international touch and recognition,” Gboribiogha explained.

    “We want to affiliate with the maritime industry in Poland that is well recognised. Whatever we do, it will be set after their standard.”

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