Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has stressed the importance of the Gulf of
Guinea to food security to the West and Central African sub-region, stating that
the region must be properly secured to avert illegal activities that may hamper
food supply in the African region.
Security Assured by the Seas of West and Central Africa and The Perspectives on
The Blue Economy in Member States of the Gulf of Guinea Commission (GGC)
organised by NIMASA in conjunction with the GGC in Lagos.
Director Finance and Administration Mr Bashir Jamoh said that the Gulf of
Guinea which is a major shipping route must be properly guarded if the
countries of the region are to properly harness the blue economy for economic
route, is also home for many aquatic species and so the countries of the region
must do everything to safeguard the region from illegal fishing, piracy and
other activities that may affect the food chain”
the region to the African continent and that is the major reason the Agency has
continuously championed collaborations amongst member states in order to
develop the continent’s blue economy through sustainable shipping.
better understand the blue economy and how to properly harness the inherent
potentials of the African maritime sector.
Guinea Commission, Ambassador Florentina Adenike Ukonga commended
the leadership of NIMASA for the role the Agency is playing in ensuring safety
of lives and property in the region.
promote sustainable shipping in the region.
by the treaty signed in Libreville, Gabon on July 3, 2001 by Nigeria, Angola,
Gabon as well as Sao Tome and Principe. The seminar was the second in the
series organised by the Commission to enlighten member states on the advantages
of sustainable shipping.