Maritime Academy of Nigeria Honours Mrs. Mfon Usoro


The Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN), Oron, Akwa Ibom State has named one of its newly completed lecture halls after the immediate-past Secretary General of the Abuja Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control for West and Central African Region, Mrs. Mfon Usoro.

The lecture hall was commissioned by the Minister of State for Transportation, Senator Gbemisola Saraki.

Appreciating the honour, Mrs. Usoro stated: “I am so grateful to everyone, the Rector of MAN Oron, Comrade Duja Effedua, the Honorable Ministers, the Senate of the Academy, the cadets and everyone in the industry for their love and support over the years. I can’t contain this one.”

Listed in the International Maritime Organization’s White list of countries that have fully complied with the STCW 1978 Convention, as amended in 2010, MAN is Nigeria’s premier maritime institution, charged with the responsibility of training all Level of manpower to man Merchant Navy Ships, Ports, Maritime Engineering Workshops, Pilotage, Shipyards and other Marine related industries.

The Academy has Three Schools Namely School of Marine Engineering, School of Maritime Studies and School of Nautical Studies, the Academy also has specialized Centers, Library/Resource Center and Academic Departments.

Mrs. Usoro was also the pioneer Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and currently the Chairperson, Governing Board of the Nigeria International Maritime Summit (NIMS). Read more about Mrs. Usoro here

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