Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), on Sunday gave the All
Progressives Congress (APC), 72 hours to retract some alleged malicious
statements made by the party against the agency.
Director-General of NIMASA, Dr Patrick Akpobolokemi gave the ultimatum at a
news conference on Sunday in Lagos.
agency would adopt legitimate and lawful means to seek redress.
maritime security to a private firm, claimed to be owned by Mr Government
Ekpemupolo, alias `Tompolo’.
unequivocally state that this accusation is false. NIMASA neither entered into
any such security contract with any private company nor with Tompolo.
accusers the opportunity of retracting their unfounded allegations, failing
which we shall take all necessary steps to seek redress.
company; Global West Vessels Specialist Ltd. (GWSVSL) to provide its platforms
to patrol the coastline.
arrangement now boasts of various categories of boats, contrary to what
obtained in the past.
project has also made it possible for the agency to provide suitable platforms
to the relevant security agencies collaborating with us to fight piracy and
other sundry security breaches in our waters.
between the Nigerian Navy, the Nigerian Air Force and the NIMASA.
NIMASA,’’ he said.
have enhanced water patrol and aerial surveillance of Nigeria’s maritime
was sponsoring adverse documentary of the APC in the forthcoming general
our best to fulfill the mandate setting us up as an organisation,’’