Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Adm. Ibok-Ette Ibas, says the Nigerian Navy has
inaugurated Regional Maritime Awareness Domain (RMDA) Training school in Lagos
to assist naval personnel in tackling maritime security challenges in the Gulf
of Guinea (GOG).
region has, however, frequently been unwholesomely challenged by multifaceted
and evolving maritime threats which have led to unpredictable threat-Ievels and
deepening conditions inimical to peace and security.
concern is the realisation that many of these threats to effective exploitation
and beneficial use of our maritime environment increasingly manifest as
transnational and cross-border crimes and other illegalities.
assembly is no doubt fully abreast of the gains of the African Integrated
Maritime Strategy (AIMS) 2050 and the Yaounde Code of Conduct of 2013 which
have facilitated capacity building within a defined architecture for regional
maritime security operations.