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Gulf of Guinea Focus: Week 13


Oyetola Restates Nigeria’s Commitment To MOWCA Leadership, Maritime Bank
Oyetola Restates Nigeria’s Commitment To MOWCA Leadership, Maritime Bank

Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola CON has restated Nigeria’s commitment to the leadership of the Maritime Organisation of West and Central Africa (MOWCA) and the Regional Maritime Development Bank being promoted by MOWCA. Speaking in Abuja when he received Dr Paul Adalikwu, MOWCA Secretary General, Oyetola identified the bank as an important catalyst for maritime development to finance platforms and infrastructures for economic growth. He commended the initiative of a MOWCA workshop for the prevention of waterways accidents slated for Libreville, Gabon later in the year and expressed interest in having similar programmes brought to Nigeria to promote waterways safety.


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NIWA, Immigration Service To Deepen Synergy To Curb Illegal Migration
NIWA, Immigration Service To Deepen Synergy To Curb Illegal Migration

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) and the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) plan to strengthen their partnership to curb illegal migration via the Lagos State waterways. The plan to deepen partnership was discussed when the new Comptroller of Immigration Service in-charge of Lagos Seaports and Marine Command, CIS Joseph Dada visited the NIWA Lagos Area Manager, Mrs Sarat Braimah, in Lagos. Speaking at the meeting, Dada observed that the service would fare better in achieving its mandate with a strategic partnership with the waterways regulator. “We have some challenges on the waterways, even though we do patrols. Collaborating with NIWA will guarantee stronger waterway operations.


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Nigerian Shippers’ Council To Transition To Self-Funding, Paperless Operations By August
Nigerian Shippers’ Council To Transition To Self-Funding, Paperless Operations By August

The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Barr. Pius Akutah has revealed plans by the council to transition towards being a self-funding agency as well as fully digitalising its operations by August 2024. The Executive Secretary revealed this during his opening remarks at the opening of the Council’s 2024 Strategic Management Retreat themed “Unlocking the Potentials of the Marine and Blue Economy for Rapid National Economic Development” which started in Abeokuta, Ogun state. Akutah emphasized the council’s role in revenue generation and its contribution to the national GDP, particularly in light of the Orosanye’s report recommendation for self-management and revenue generation. He equally assured that the Council would attain fully digitalized processes with paperless operations by August 2024 in a bid to drive service efficiency and contribute revenue to the Federal Government.


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Navy Deploys Seven Ships, Two Helicopters For Maritime Safety
Navy Deploys Seven Ships, Two Helicopters For Maritime Safety

The Nigerian Navy, deployed seven ships and two helicopters to provide effective maritime search and rescue services on Nigerian waters. The deployment included other facilities and patrol vessels of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency. The Flag Officer Commanding, Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral Mustapha Hassan, flagged off the operation codenamed `Exercise Swift Response’, onboard the Nigerian Navy Ship, KADA. Hassan said the exercise was to provide effective maritime search and rescue services to reduce the loss of lives and property. He said, “This exercise involves the deployment of suitable naval assets, equipped for maritime disaster management operations.


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Navy Hands Over 193 Bags Of Indian Hemp Seized From Ghanaian To NDLEA
Navy Hands Over 193 Bags Of Indian Hemp Seized From Ghanaian To NDLEA

The Nigerian Navy Ship, NNS BEECROFT, handed over 193 bags of seized Indian Hemp to the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA. Commander, NNS BEECROFT, Commodore Rafiu Oladejo, made this revelation while briefing newsmen, saying that a Naval patrol team seized the bags, weighing 38kg each from a 24-year-old Ghanaian, Emmanuel Asamani, off Badagry Coast on March 16. Oladejo said Asamani claimed not to know the destination to which he was ferrying the illicit drugs, but expressed optimism that the NDLEA would get to the root of it all during investigation. He pointed out that there were inherent health dangers in the use of narcotics aside the fact that their use had led to increased crimes.


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NPA MD Commences Work Week Focused on Tackling Tincan Port Access Road Issues
NPA MD Commences Work Week Focused on Tackling Tincan Port Access Road Issues

In an effort to solidify the progress made in eliminating illegal checkpoints and clearing shanties causing traffic congestion on the Tincan Island Port access road, Mohammed Bello Koko, the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), resumed work with a focus on the port access road. Speaking on the sidelines of the unscheduled check on the road, Mohammed Bello Koko reiterated zero tolerance for all infarctions of the roads leading to the ports. “Our zero tolerance for all forms of impediments to free flow of traffic is no fluke, and we are poised to consolidate the gains we have recorded first in Apapa and now Tincan. We are grateful to the Honourable Minister of Marine & Blue Economy, His Excellency Adegboyega Oyetola (CON) and the Lagos State Governor for the tremendous support we have received in this regard”, he stated.


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