Ziakede Akpobolokemi, the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime
Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has commended the professionalism of
the officers and men of the Nigerian Army in combating insurgency even in the
face of unwarranted criticisms.
Director General gave the commendation when the commander, 9 Brigade Nigerian
Army, Brigadier General David Lubo, paid a familiarisation visit to the agency.
commending the detachment of the Nigerian Army personnel posted to the agency’s
Maritime Guard Command, Mr Akpobolokemi assured the Brigade Commander of
NIMASA’s continuous cooperation, especially in the area of securing the
Nigerian maritime domain.
to the director general, “piracy and sea robbery have taken on violent
dimensions employing the use of fire arms and the agency is not empowered to bear
arms. This necessitated the agency to enter into a Memoranda of Understanding
with the relevant security agencies with a view to properly respond to these
Brigadier General David Lubo who expressed readiness of his Brigade to partner
with NIMASA to enforce security within the provisions of the law, also noted
with satisfaction the manner with which the agency has handled the welfare of
troops deployed to NIMASA.
commended the director general and members of his management for the giant strides so far
recorded in the maritime sector and urged him to remain focused on his