Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has called on Nigerians especially
those living in the coastal regions to protect the marine environment as it is
critical to human existence.
observed that this year’s theme “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet” which
emphasises the creation of awareness on the harmful effects of plastics to
water bodies is very germane given the wanton deposition of plastics and
plastic materials into the water.
the protection of the marine environment which he said has a lot of positive
socio-economic impact on human life.
conservation and protection of marine biodiversity and the cultural heritage of
the ocean” the DG said.
the earth’s surface is essential for food security, health and survival of life
and is a critical part of the biosphere.
opportunity for us to raise awareness on the current global challenges to the
ensuring that waterways are free of debris and every kind of pollution that
poses dangers to the sea and its inhabitants.
activities inimical to its eco balance is one of the key functions of NIMASA
which mandate is executed through several international conventions and
protocols as ratified by the Federal Government.
Convention, London Convention ‘72 and the London Protocol ‘96 as well as BALLAST WATER 2004 is unwavering.
and conservation of the marine environment from litters and other harmful