Saraki said this on Thursday while fielding questions from newsmen after a facility tour of the MAN, Oron in Akwa Ibom State.
Governor Sanwo-Olu stated this on Thursday during the celebration of the World Maritime Day in Lagos State.
Auditors from IMO had in 2016 conducted a mandatory audit of Nigeria’s maritime industry to, among other things, ascertain compliance level with IMO’s maritime security and efficiency protocols on the country’s waters.
Jamoh said, being an oil producing country, Nigeria was prone to the effects of harmful aquatic organisms transported across regions by tankers. He said NIMASA, the Lead Agency for the implementation of international conventions, codes, and regulations of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), had in conjunction with other members of the NTF set up a plan for full implementation of the BWM Convention in the country.
Acting Director General of the commission, Michael Ohiani, led a team of ICRC officers to the NIMASA headquarters in Lagos to present the certificate.
Jamoh disclosed this when the executive members of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Lagos State, led by their chairman, Mr Adeleye Ajayi, visited the NIMASA headquarters in Lagos.
It said the mandate of the agency was to act as regulator of maritime safety and security.
The NIMASA Director General was also honoured at the event by Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo, for ensuring civil military cohesion.
Ene made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Calabar on Wednesday.
Jamoh stated this on Monday in Benin City when he led a team from the Agency on a courtesy visit to Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State in the government house. The Edo State Governor said the Benin River Port project is critical and strategic to Nigeria’s economy, noting that the State Government is willing to partner with the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA) to bring the project to reality.
Dr. Jamoh made the assertion when he received Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Hon. Emmanuel Jime, who led a delegation from the council on a courtesy visit to NIMASA at the agency’s headquarters in Lagos.
Ganduje said NIMASA’s action was also symbolic, as it would not only give the people a sense of belonging, but also motivate other organisations and individuals to come to the aid of the displaced persons.
Sea robbery in Nigerian territorial waters and piracy in adjoining seas in the GoG constitute a menace to international shipping. These include the hijack of merchant oil tankers and fishing vessels, ship robbery and the kidnap of mariners.
Alhaji Adamu Fanini, Secretary to Jigawa State Government (SSG), made this known in a statement in Dutse on Wednesday.
Dr Jamoh spoke in Lagos during the graduation ceremony of pilots and other air assets trainees under the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure.
The move was to augment efforts of the Federal and State Governments in dealing with the ravaging effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He listed the projects as the Inland Dry Ports (IDPs), Vehicle Areas,(VTAs) Border Information Centres (BICs) and others.
The agency’s Director-General, Dr Bashir Jamoh, disclosed this during a Ministerial retreat organised by the Federal Ministry of Transportation (FMOT) in Lagos.
Dr. Jamoh who expressed sadness over the incident, regretted that this is happening when the Nigerian maritime industry is witnessing tremendous gains in the nation’s maritime security sphere and are getting commended for the progress both locally and internationally.
Dr. Bashir Jamoh, Director-General, NIMASA, while presenting the items, said the donation was part of the agency’s Corporate Social Responsibility.