The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) have denied media reports (not in SHIPS & PORTS DAILY) alluding that beneficiaries of the Nigeria Seafarers’ Development Programme (NSDP) in the Philippines under its sponsorship have been ejected from their various schools over school fees.
“Nothing can be further from the truth than this assertion.
“To put the records straight, the school fees and other allowances of the NSDP beneficiaries in all the institutions of their studies is not only budgeted for, but are also paid up to date with all the students in the various institutions undergoing regular trainings uninterrupted.
“For the avoidance of doubts, all the schools training the NSDP beneficiaries in the Philippines are standard institutions with websites for communication and enquiry purposes.
“Journalists may therefore wish to contact the University of Perpetual Help Laspinas, the University of Lyceum and the University of Cebu directly for the correct position of these cadets should they require further clarification,” Head Public Relations of NIMASA, Isichei Osamgbi said in an email statement sent to SHIPS & PORTS DAILY yesterday.
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