Navy, NIMASA to partner on maritime security

The Nigerian Navy and Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) have pledged to work together to enhance maritime security.

This was made known when the Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla, Monday visited Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) in continuation of efforts to deepen the cooperation between the Nigerian Navy and the Agency to achieve sustainable security in the Nigerian maritime domain.

Speaking during the visit, Vice Admiral Ogalla acknowledged efforts of the Agency in implementing both national and international regulatory instruments to improve safety and security in the maritime domain, adding that the Nigerian Navy under his leadership is committed to supporting NIMASA to succeed.

“I want to appreciate NIMASA for the collaboration with the Nigerian Navy which is to achieve a common goal of better securing the Nigerian maritime domain, thus promoting an enabling environment for business to thrive with a multiplier effect of improved contributions to the Gross Domestic Product from the maritime industry. Our role as prescribed by the Armed Forces Act is for the Navy to coordinate the enforcement of all marital laws associated with Nigeria. We will support you at NIMASA to succeed”. He said.

On his part, the NIMASA DG, Dr Dayo Mobereola acknowledged the role the Nigerian Navy has played over the years in supporting NIMASA to implement her mandates.

Dr. Mobereola used the opportunity to assure the Navy of the continuous support of the Agency, noting that it will be to the overall benefit of the country. He also assured the CNS that the Agency would look into more areas of partnership with the Navy, while also seeing the possibility of reviewing the existing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Navy and NIMASA.