[Source: Leadership, 22 May 2020] Last week Thursday, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) in collaboration with the Nigerian Navy, foiled a pirate attack on a Chinese fishing trawler and arrested 10 pirates. Yusuf Babalola reports.
One of the three point agenda of the current director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr Bashir Jamoh is maritime security. The DG has reiterated at every fora that he will ensure a secured maritime domain for the country.
According to Jamoh, NIMASA will focus on three main areas, namely Maritime Security, Safety, and Shipping Development, in pursuit of a robust maritime domain for the country.
The helmsman has also assured that he will consolidate on the successes recorded by the immediate past management of the ageny led by Dr Dakuku Peterside on maritime security such as collaboration between the Armed Forces especially the Nigerian Navy which they have Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with on: the Deep Blue project which was introduced by the federal government, the integration of Falcon Eye on the Nigerian Navy with the Command, Control Center of the agency and the Suppression of Piracy and Other Maritime Offences (SPOMO) Act signed by President Muhammadu Buhari in July 2019.