From Joe Effiong, Uyo
Minister of State for Transportation, Ademola Adegoroye, has reaffirmed the Federal Government’s commitment towards the development of the nation’s premier maritime education and training centre, Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN), Oron.
Speaking during a working visit to the academy recently, the minister described the learning environment of the academy as one of the best in the country, saying he was truly impressed with the learning facilities therein.
He commended the Duja Effedua-led administration for its untiring drive at placing the academy at par with other maritime institutions in the comity of maritime nations.
He said: “I am impressed with the management of this academy; the transformation is tremendous and most importantly the learning environment is one of the most conducive in the country.” The minister also commended the high level of practical training being offered by the school in view of the installed state-of-the-art educational facilities, and said further that the Federal Government would continue to support the institution to enviable heights.
Secretary General of the International Seabed Authority, Michael Lodge, informed the cadets that the International Seabed Authority is a Kingston, Jamaica-based inter-governmental body made up of 167 member states and the European Union, established under the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and its 1994 Agreement on Implementation.
He said the authority is responsible for managing the exploration of all mineral-related activities in the international seabed area for the benefit of mankind.