The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has disclosed that NIMASA is championing the passage of a dedicated anti-piracy law aimed at tackling piracy and all forms of illicit crimes on the nation’s waterways.
This is coming five years after the Agency in conjunction with stakeholders in Nigeria’s maritime industry first mooted plans for an the anti-piracy law against the background of alarming increase in piracy incidents in the Gulf of Guinea during that period.
A new vista has been added to the on-going search for commercial hydrocarbon in the inland sedimentary basins by the Research and Development Division of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), following on-going collaboration with the US based Halliburton Corporation to achieve the exact location of viable crude oil deposits.
Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru, has said that the corporation’s recently re-commissioned Mosimi and Kano depots have impacted positively on highways across the country.
Dr. Baru, who spoke during the 2017 World Environment Day (WED) in NNPC Towers, Abuja today said the two depots had relieved the impacts of long haulage of petroleum products on the roads, saving the nation of serious environmental consequences of bridging to motorists, settlements along highways and the general ecosystem in the country.