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Olaiwola bags UK Nautical Institute fellowship award

By Ayodele Afolabi, Ado Ekiti
10 May 2022   |   3:27 am
A Master Mariner and Nautical Surveyor at Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Captain Kunle Olaiwola, has bagged the fellowship award of the Nautical Institute, United Kingdom.

Kunle Olaiwola

A Master Mariner and Nautical Surveyor at Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Captain Kunle Olaiwola, has bagged the fellowship award of the Nautical Institute, United Kingdom.

The Ekiti born master mariner is the first Nigerian to be conferred with the institute’s fellowship. The Nautical Institute is the global body of maritime professionals that encourages, supports and celebrates a diverse and inclusive maritime industry, including gender, race, ethnicity and age.

Olaiwola is a retired naval officer, who served on the Nigerian Navy from January 1983 to April 1994 and was decorated with several military medals for his meritorious service to the country.

As a specialist in radar plotting and electronic warfare, he sailed on various warships and stone frigates as well engaged on flag showing tour/peacekeeping mission during his years in the navy.

He has attended several professional trainings in various institutions within and outside Nigeria. He is an alumnus of the Maritime Academy of Nigeria Oron, Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore Maritime Academy and Lloyds Maritime Academy, London, among others.

The Nautical Institute fellowship was conferred on him in London in December, 2021.

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