The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has commissioned twin lecture theaters at Kaduna State University (KASU) and Entrepreneurship Skill Acquisition Center at Ungwar Juma, Zaria Kaduna state with life changing impacts on Nigerian history.
The immediate past minister of Transportation, Malam Muazu Jaji Sambo, said during the commissioning that the two projects are testaments to the Buhari administration’s unending commitment to building structures and facilities with long term socio-economic rewards. He added that NIMASA has proven to be a socially responsible organization that is playing huge roles in poverty alleviation through human capacity development.
According to Sambo, “I count it both an honour and a privilege to commission projects that will have a life-changing impact on our nation’s history. Over the past few weeks, we have travelled across the nation to commission lofty projects by Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency. Today we commissioned the twin lecture theater donated to the Kaduna State University (KASU) by NIMASA.
“This will provide a comfortable learning environment for our students and serve as a centre for the development of competencies in the maritime sector. KASU deserves every attention to make it an envy of other learning institutions across the globe. Indeed, the delivery of the twin lecture theaters which is fitted with modern learning gadgets has further advanced the university’s repute. I commend the Director General of NIMASA for the completion of this project and further advise the leadership of KASU to pay more attention to the blue economy where there are numerous opportunities for the youth.”
Speaking on the commissioning, the Director General of NIMASA Dr. Bashir Jamoh said the projects are part of NIMASA’s education infrastructural development policy, adding that the projects are in line with NIMASA’s efforts to address insecurity through education and job creation. “In Zaria, we are commissioning skill acquisition centre to address the challenges of job creation of over 60% of the teeming youths in Nigeria. We are doing similar projects across the six geo-political zones of the country. The idea is to see how we can apply non-kinetic approach to the security challenges bedeviling this country.”
The Emir of Zazzau, Amb. Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, in his address, lauded the new skills acquisition center. He commended the NIMASA DG for sponsoring 2,500 young people at the Maritime Training Institute, noting that he has empowered them for life. “This project will be of immense benefit to the people of Zaria and the country. Strategic investment in human capital is key to the development of any nation and that is why I am always preaching for entrepreneurship and for us to graduate from rent seeking job.”