…As school graduates Deck & Engineering Ratings

A frontline Local Content Provider in the Oil and Gas Industry, Joe Marine  Institute of Nautical Studies and Research has graduated six young Nigerians who were drawn from different education disciplines and trained on navigation watch and Engineering watch. The Liberator Newspapers Worldwide can report.

The Special Project training was sponsored by total NCDMB & Subsea, the National Content Development Control Monitoring Board, NCDMB, and Subsea 7, also had the cadets equipped with classroom and onboard ship practical knowledge of seafaring. 

The Human Capacity Development which was started 2019 with a life span of 12 Months lasted for 24 Months as a result of the Covid -19 pandemic. The ceremony was done on Wednesday 14th of July 2021 at the institution’s premises in Warri.

At the time of closing out of the training and presentation of certificates, three Cadets have been employed by International and Local Vessels through the instrumentality of the Joe Marine Institute. 

Speaking via Zoom at the Closing out Ceremony , a representative of Total Nigeria, Mr Daniel thanked Joe Marine Institute for coming for the rescue at a time it seems impossible to train the Cadets. 

He commended the Engineering cadets for their tenacity and patience to follow through the training in spite of its extension. 

Also speaking, the Executive Secretary of the National Content Development Control Board, Engineer Simbi Wabote said Joe Marine Institute of Nautical Studies and Research is a key partner in NCDMB quest to develop Local Human Capacity to fill positions in Oil and Gas Sector. 

Engineer Wabote represented by the Manager Human Capacity Building, Angela Okoro disclosed that the NCDMB is committed to developing Local content  to fill all expertise areas in the Country. 

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The Executive Secretary said that the cadets were chosen from applications made on the NCDMB database praising them for their successful completion of the programme. 

The representative of Subsea Service Limited, Mr Azogu Ifediora said its Management is happy to be part of the success story of building Local content for the Nation’s economy.

Mr Ifediora poured encomiums on the Managing Director of the Joe Marine Institute, Mr Kenneth Akpos  Epidei for being a crucial partner of progress in building Local capacity.

The Managing Director of Joe Marine Institute of Nautical Studies and Research, Mr Kenneth Epidei thanked Total Nigeria, NCDMB and Subsea Service Limited for the confidence reposed on the Institute. 

Mr Epidei who explained that the Institute supplies labour services to critical stakeholders in the Oil and Gas Sector, promised to provide jobs for the other three cadets. 

He advised the people in the Niger Delta region, especially the youths to take advantage of the numerous opportunities abound in the oil and gas industry. 

The Rector of the Joe Marine Institute, Mr Pius Soroghaye said that the six cadets were dynamic during the program. 

The Captain of the cadets, Miss Kate Ubuo Etim thanked God for seeing them through the training. 

She also thanked Total Nigeria  NCDMB, Subsea Service Limited and Joe Marine Institute of Nautical Studies and Research for taking them out of the labour market.

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