Piracy problem is a threat to Nigeria’s maritime economy
Nigeria would welcome a naval coalition in the Gulf of Guinea as part of efforts to stem the piracy tide, says Dr Dakuka Peterside, director general of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency
THE heightened risk of piracy attacks in the Gulf of Guinea is putting progress in Nigeria’s shipping sector on hold, with would-be investors deterred due to the heightened security issue.
Dr Dakuka Peterside, director-general of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, which is responsible for overseeing security under its scope of activities in the country’s coastal waters, said the “negative impact” of hijackings and kidnappings was stunting shipping’s development.
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