A batch of 20 young Nigerians sponsored by the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) have graduated from the Nigerian Navy Underwater Warfare School, Navy Town, Ojo, Lagos State.
The graduation ceremony, held in partnership with the Nigerian Navy and Mieka Dive Training Institute, MDTI, marked the end of a five-month commercial air dive training programme organised by the NCDMB for the trainees certificated as Class-I and Class-II divers.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Executive Secretary, NCDMB, Engr. Simbi Kesiye Wabote, disclosed that the rapid expansion of the Nigerian offshore industry with more oilfield development taking place in the deep offshore basin has necessitated aggressive skills development to support strategic projects.
Wabote, who stated that some of the training programs are already running while others are expected to come on stream in the near future, also mentioned that the professional diving industry in Nigeria is currently dominated by foreigners.
Wabote expressed profound appreciation to the Nigerian Navy and Mieka Dive Institute for the high safety ethics imbibed by trainers and trainees alike that made the program hugely successful, without any untoward incident.
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