Will you like to work in the shipping sector?

In this edition of Layman Page, Lydia Ojarikre went to town to ask average Nigerians what they think about working in the shipping sector. You will certainly find their responses a pleasurable read.

Yes of course, I would like to work in the shipping sector because it is a sector with prospects. It is a broad and interesting sector where one gets to learn a whole lot. If given the opportunity, where I would like to work is the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).

Emeka Castro

Dopemu, Lagos

 

I will not like to work in the shipping sector because I don’t like anything that has to do with shipping.

ChibuikeNwani

Surulere, Lagos

 

Yes, I would like to work in the shipping or maritime sector. I would like to work with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) because it is a foremost United Nations agency in the maritime sector. The organization is responsible for developing international regulation for the shipping industry which includes measures to deal with safety, the environment, technical co-operation, legal issues and security. The organization also sets international maritime standards through a number of conventions which are of importance to seafarers because they have a direct impact on living and working conditions. Working with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) would benefit me because the organization encourages young people to consider a career at sea as a viable attractive and enticing career option. It would also be beneficiary in the sense that you get to gain a lot of experience, build a strong career path and meet influential people because the organization also invites aspiring and current seafarers, organizations, ship-owners, governments, port authorities and general supporters across the world to share their stories about life at sea and to be ambassadors for their own industry.

NgoziUche

Agbado, Lagos

 

I will like to work in the shipping sector only if they pay very well.

Michael

Imo State

I would like to work in the shipping sector because I love water and I have always wanted to own a ship so I think it’s really going to be an awesome experience to work in the shipping industry.

Nelson Geralds

Gbagada, Lagos

 

Yes of course, I would like to work in the shipping sector because the industry is filled with great opportunities. Though what I studied in the university doesn’t apply to the main workings of the industry, it only applies to a sub-section of the shipping sector which is finance but then how many people in Nigeria really get to work in their area of specialization. If given the opportunity, I would like to work in the Finance department of either Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) or Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) because my career path is Banking and Finance.

Kelvin Davis

Ogba, Lagos

 

Yes, I would like to work in the maritime sector because it’s a sector with good prospects and where I would like to work is the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) as an accountant.

ToyosiOduwole

Surulere, Lagos

 

I don’t know if I will like to work in the shipping sector because it has never crossed my mind.

AjokeOmogbemi

Ikorodu, Lagos

 

I am not interested in working in the shipping sector because I don’t know much about it and besides I already have a career path.

OpeyemiAgbeja

Ajah, Lagos

Yes, I would like to work in the shipping sector. If the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) have some economics related aspect in their mode of operation, I am sure they would need me. I would like to work with them to help in the little way I can as an economist.

Olamilekan

Ipaja, Lagos

 

Yes, I would like to work in the shipping sector NIMASA to be precise because they create conducive working condition for their staff, train their staffs to meet up with international standard and their salary is attractive. In June 2011, the agency promoted 60% of its staff that means there is also room for growth in the sector.

Deborah Oshomi

Sango, Ota

 

I will like to work in the shipping sector because I love ships and the way they are organised.

Solomon

Surulere, Lagos

 

I wouldn’t like to work in the shipping sector because it is not my major in the university.

Esther Olayinka

Lagos

 

Yes I will like to work in the shipping or maritime sector because it is a sector with prospects. There is job security, while working on a ship you get to travel ‘’see the world’’, you build friendship with crew members, you have opportunities for advancement , cross training opportunities and chances to move up to a much higher job. If given the opportunity the company I would like to work with is Grimaldi Agency Nigeria Limited.

Susan Ikegwu

Palm groove, Lagos

 

I don’t know much about the shipping sector and I havenever thought of working there also.

ToyosiOdunote

Surulere, Lagos

 

I don’t really know much about the shipping sector or maritime. I think there isn’t much awareness about the sector.  So I can’t really say if I will like to work in the shipping sector or not because one needs to have an understanding of the industry he/she would like to work.

Victoria Odion

Akute, Ogun State

 

I will like to work in the shipping sector because it is a sector with prospects. One gets to learn a whole lot, grow a good career path and the salary is high compared to other industries in the country. The organisation I would like to work is the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

EdafeSillo

Warri, Delta State

To work in the shipping sector is a great deal and yes i would love to work there because there are so many opportunities, one gets enlighten, the salary structure is good and several other benefits which are attached to working in the industry. I would love to work in the ICT department of either the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) or the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). Moving to Shipping companies, Maersk Nigeria is another place with great prospects.

 

Daniel

Agege, Lagos