of several Marine Notices.
this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
cases against the agency (NIMASA); demanding for claims whenever such abandoned
wrecks were to be removed.
of the wrecks, adding that work had started in some areas.
to navigation, some people used the wrecks as “cover up’’ to carry out
our maritime domain.
be removed. The first phase of the job has been awarded in the South South
area; in Lagos area.
give Marine Notice 20 times, ‘come and remove your wrecks’, you will not see
been abandoned for five years, suddenly you will see crew.
under the law to go and remove these wrecks.
tell you that we must change our ways.
court and say is 10 billion.
million dollars but he is asking; and after using it for 20 years, and has
abandoned it; he is coming to ask you for N10 billion. That is the situation,’’
on wrecks, adding that wrecks could create “navigation problems, stowaway,
where criminals hide’’.
was also resistance because “some people did not want us (NIMASA) to remove the
wrecks because of some criminals who do their bidding and hid there.”