DG NIMASA commends professionalism of Nigerian Army

     Ziakede Akpobolokemi, Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA)  presenting a plaque to Brigadier General David Lubo, Commander 9 Brigade Nigerian Army Ikeja when General Lubo paid a familiarization visit to the Agency recently.

Mr 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.

 The Director General gave the commendation when the commander, 9 Brigade Nigerian Army, Brigadier General David Lubo, paid a familiarisation visit to the agency.

While 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.

According 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 incidences.”

Responding, 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.

He 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 assignment.