Nigerian Navy has disclosed that Nigerian ocean is safe for investments and regional collaboration among navies as there is a steady decline of piracy attacks on the Nigerian oceans.
The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ette-Ibas, made this known at the West African Shipping Summit, a side event of the ongoing London International Shipping Week.
The Naval Chief noted that the Suppression of Piracy and other Maritime Offences Act recently signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari will surely curtail the activities of criminals on Nigerian waters.
Represented at the event by the Chief of Policy and Plans of the Nigerian Navy, Rear Admiral Begroy Enyinna Ibe-Enwo, said “The anti-piracy bill signed by President Buhari will surely curtail the excesses of syndicates who profit from sponsoring criminalities in the Gulf of Guinea.”
Ette-Ibas declared that the Yaoundé 2013 declaration has greatly enhanced patrol of the entire maritime domain in the Gulf of Guinea, saying there is a steady decline of incidents of piracy in Nigerian waters over the past four years as a confirmation that Nigerian waters are safe for business.
Akabogu Law organised the West African Shipping Summit, in partnership with the London International Shipping Week, and it was attended by stakeholders from different countries.