Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside has
welcomed plans by the European Union (EU) to invest over 20 million euros on
maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea.
delegation of the EU consultants led by Mr Chris Hedley in his office on
an initiative and also called on other partners to collaborate with the Agency
and Nigeria to eradicate piracy and other criminal activities in the Gulf of
positioned to take advantage of strategic partnerships to make the country the
hub of maritime activities in West and Central Africa.”
of Guinea was very strategic to world trade, also assured the delegation of the
Agency’s determination to tackle the menace of crime at sea in collaboration
with relevant stakeholders.
planned to use the funds in developing and strengthening legislations, building
capacity in maritime security and developing the necessary Information
Technology (IT) for member Nations with a view to eradicating piracy and other
related crimes in the Gulf of Guinea.