FG TO LAUNCH MARITIME SECURITY PROJECT NEXT MONTH
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has announced that the Maritime Security Project to secure the Gulf of Guinea, would be launched in Lagos in June by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The minister made this known when the Belgium Ambassador to Nigeria paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.
Amaechi added that up to 75 per cent of crime in GoG comes from Nigerian water, which if eradicated, would drive progress in the sector. “If you are in the air, you see what is happening in the water, you are inside the water, you will be able to respond, the helicopter has the capacity to drop in the Naval men when they see anything suspicious”, he said.
Speaking further, he also mentioned that he will be glad to collaborate and share information with anyone who wants information for the purpose of securing the GoG. Earlier, the Belgium Ambassador to Nigeria, Daniel Bertrand, officially presented a letter to the minister requesting for the support of the Nigerian government for the Belgium candidate for a position at the International Maritime Organization.