Tompolo: NIMASA, Navy Joint Committee to Review MoU on Maritime Security


•May scrap previous contracts

Senator Iroegbu in Abuja

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and Nigerian Navy, has set up a joint committee to review the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), guiding the relationship between the two agencies towards safety and security of the nation’s coastlines.

To this end, the review if its comes into force, may terminate the deal between the agency and the Global West Vessels Specialists Limited, allegedly belonging to former Niger-Delta war-lord, Mr. Government Akpobolokem popularly known as Tompolo.

The Director-General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, stated this yesterday when he led the Management of the agency to pay courtesy visit to the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Adm. Ibok-Ete Ibas, at Naval Headquarters, Abuja.

Peterside said that the timeline for the MOU has elapsed and must be reviewed in accordance with the contemporary realities and security challenges.

He insisted that the old agreement is now moribund and commended the Navy for the excellent work at maintaining maritime security across Nigeria’s waterways.

He said: “I want to start commending the Nigerian Navy for the successes recorded in fighting against insurgency in the North East and as well as recently in tackling militancy in the Niger Delta. Whenever there was crisis our military has always risen to the occasion.