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Maritime Security: NIMASA appreciates EU plan to invest 20m Euros in Gulf of Guinea


Dr. Dakuku Peterside, Director General of NIMASA

The Director General of the Nigerian
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.

The DG stated this when he received a
delegation of the EU consultants led by Mr Chris Hedley in his office on

 Peterside commended the EU for such
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
He said “more than ever, Nigeria is better
positioned to take advantage of strategic partnerships to make the country the
hub of maritime activities in West and Central Africa.”
The NIMASA DG who observed that the Gulf
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.
Earlier in his address, Hedley said the EU
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.

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