said the Nigerian Navy has signed Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with 29
Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSC) to bridge security gap.
Annual Lecture, Investiture and Award ceremony of the Certified Institute of
Shipping (CIS), made available to newsmen on Monday in Lagos.
and Infrastructure. Catalyst for Economic Development: Global Efforts – Role of
the Nigerian Navy.”
Maritime Guard Command with the Nigerian Maritime Administration Safety Agency
(NIMASA) and the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).
operations of private maritime security companies.
environment necessary for uninterrupted crude oil production by the
International Oil Companies (IOCs) and their contractors, thus enhancing
economic development,” Ibas said.
information sharing mechanism with the Nigerian Trawlers Owners Association, as
a collaborative effort to solve insecurity in Nigeria’s maritime domain.
crude oil theft and pipeline vandalism is also held regularly. This is in
addition to the setting up of a ‘No Crude Oil Theft’ website ,’’ Ibas said.
retreats with maritime stakeholders, adding that all these were geared toward
curbing insecurity in the maritime domain for economic development.
being acknowledged as Nigeria’s second largest revenue earner remains largely
untapped due to a myriad of surmountable challenges which include insecurity.
capacity by the Nigerian Navy to carry out her constitutional roles to improve
security in Nigeria’s maritime domain cannot be over-emphasised.
centre of gravity lies within the maritime domain, which falls within the
operational sphere of the Nigerian Navy.
is vital to harnessing the enormous resources in the maritime domain for
vital component of state institutions for attainment of the nation’s economic
aspiration,’’ the chief of naval staff said.
some form of insecurity in the maritime environment– with great potential of
impacting negatively on its economic development.
pipeline vandalism, hijack of ships, kidnapping, piracy and sea robbery.
strategic goal of the Nigerian Navy is to re-position the service for enhanced efficiency,
aimed at achieving and sustaining effective capacity.
statutory roles toward curbing insecurity in the maritime domain for enhanced
economic development,’’ the chief of naval staff said.
to threats such as communal agitations, insurgency, pollution and terrorism
within Nigeria’s maritime domain which places demands on the Navy to secure the
Sea Lanes of Communication, as well as protection of oil and gas
infrastructure,’’ Ibas said.
been stretching its meagre resources to contend with the enormous
responsibilities of safeguarding Nigeria’s maritime frontiers.
at sea required a huge outlay of logistic requirements.
THUNDER to remain at sea for 3 days, for instance, will cost about N45 million.
the welfare of personnel, such as inadequate barrack accommodation.
imperative, considering the insecurity resulting from proliferation of arms and
the colossal loss of revenue by the government predicated on the lack of
credible naval presence in our maritime domain,’’ Ibas said.
the institute (CIS) for maintaining a high standard in training shipping
professionals and proffering solutions to problems and challenges in the