The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, has commended the Niger State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on the eight trucks its men apprehended in Mokwa, Niger State last week.
The trucks had a combined capacity of 469,000 litres and were set on cross-border diversion to the Republic of Benin through Babana, a boarder town of about 700 kilometres from Minna.
---Dakuku assures of zero tolerance to piracy in Gulf of Guinea
Following increased incidents of piracy attacks and criminal activities in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) in 2017, despite the marked reduction of similar activities in other piracy hot spots around the world, the Federal Government has approved an Integrated National Security Strategy (INSS) to tackle the threat to Nigeria's Blue Economy.
The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has stated that the Agency is ready to partner with the Defence Research and Development Bureau for the growth of the Nigerian maritime sector adding that research is a catalyst to attain sustainable development.
· You are self-serving says Peterside
· I will not release fund, says Amaechi
In a rare outburst on Thursday, the President of the Shipowners Association of Nigeria Engr. Greg Ogbeifun took on both the Minister of Transport Hon. Rotimi Amaechi and the Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside with both regulators fiercely responding.