The Rector of the Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN), Oron, Commodore Duja Effedua (rtd) has been commended for reviving and rejuvenating the academy into a 21st century higher educational institution.
The Rector, Crown Maritime Academy (CMA), Dr. Musa Akinyemi gave the commendation recently.
The commendation was as a result of the visit of CMA management to MAN, Oron which has received a facelift under Effedua.
Narrating how they visited Oron, the CMA rector stated that “At the forefront of the campaign for national maritime patriotism, and perhaps in recognition of Crown Maritime Academy, CMA’s relentless advocacy to sustain Nigeria’s economy and her maritime potentials via education, training and research, the senior management team of CMA was officially invited to a Special Facility Tour of the Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN) Oron, Akwa Ibom State.
“The Official Tour took place between 2nd and 4th of August, 2021. Led by the Rector, Dr. Musa AKINYEMI, the CMA delegates included Dr. Martins NDU, the institution’s first and former Rector; Mrs. Titilayo ONUKWU, Registrar; and Mr. Gboyega Oni, Head of Media Affairs.
“A trip that took place towards the end of the 1st term of office of Retired Commodore Duja Effedua, MAN Oron Rector; it was one of such stakeholders appraisal necessary to generating credible, authentic, balanced, neutral and indubitable score-card both for the current MAN Oron Rector’s Management Team and the President Muhammadu Buhari Administration.
“The excellent performance of a great colleague and brother Rector became overwhelming”, remarked Dr. Akinyemi on seeing a comatose MAN Oron revived and rejuvenated to being a 21st century higher education institution berthed in Nigeria.
“On the role and grandstand to repositioning and modernizing Nigeria’s first and foremost Maritime Training Institution (MTI), Dr. Musa AKINYEMI wrote in MAN Oron’s Personage Visitors’ Book.
“Highly impressed with the current and ongoing transformation of MAN Oron under Cmdr. Emma Effedua and recommend that the great achievement, being selfless, courageous and uncommon, must be sustained.
Akinyemi said that MAN Oron is now better and back, the maritime education and training facilities and capacities there will not only enable Nigeria re-claim her maritime nation status globally but also boost the world’s black maritime human capital, especially for West and Central Africa.