Baring any last minute change of mind, the Federal Government is set to launch the maritime security project in June.
Speaking yesterday, the Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi said the Maritime Security Project will be launched in Lagos by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Minister, who disclosed this when the Belgium Ambassador to Nigeria paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja said, “the crisis in the Maritime Sector is the maritime Insecurity and its more complex than the world knows, but the Federal Government has come up with a solution and it is ready to take off. The Navy, Police, Army and State Security Service are involved.”
According to the Minister, if it is successful, in the near future, there will be improvement in the Maritime security, then other countries in the Gulf of the Guinea can adopt it, adding that “75% or 65% of crime comes from our water and if we are able to eliminate it, then we will be making a lot of progress”.
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