The Rivers State governor Nyesom Wike was the special guest of honour at the commissioning of the land ship MV "Rivers Pride" at Charkin Maritime and Offshore Safety Centre, Port Harcourt. The event which had dignitaries in the maritime and oil and gas industries as well member of the diplomatic corp.
In his address, Wike restated the commitment of the Rivers State Government to create a business friendly environment in the state. Wike, who also laid the foundation stone of the 200 cadet hostel for the newly established Charkin Maritime Academy, promised to partner with Charkin Maritime and Offshore Satety Centre for human capital development in the state.
In his remarks, Chief Executive Officer of Charkin Maritime and Offshore Safety Centre, Sir Charles Kinikanwo Wami said that the organisation has grown substantially over the years, as it now has over 53 oil and gas short courses, over 20 international STCW courses and 6 other marine courses.
He said: "We are proud to say that over the past 16years, while other institutions are moving away from the state, we have kept ourselves rooted here providing accessible and affordable training for seafarers in Rivers State ".
Also speaking, Norway Ambassador to Nigeria, Jens-Petter Kjemprud expressed satisfaction at the contribution of Charkin Maritime and Offshore Safety Centre to the training of Seafarers.
Highpoint of the occasion was the inspection of the training facilities of the institution by Governor Wike and other dignitaries. Read more...