Ports Facility Security Officers (PFSOs) have been charged to double their efforts and be vigilant in their various facilities to curb high level of insecurity and threats in Nigeria’s Maritime domain.
Hadiza Bala Usman urged the PFSOs during their annual conference in Calabar, Cross River state last week.
She further urged the (PFSOs) to pay special attention to intelligence gathering and sharing of information with other security agencies at the ports, noting that this will further enhance effective performance of their duties.
Represented by the General Manager, Security Captain Iheanacho Ebubeogu, she commended the officers for their commitment to duty particularly on the implementation of the International Ships and Ports Security (ISPS) code since its inception in 2004, by keeping ports facilities and the entire maritime industry safe over the years.
While reiterating the preparedness of the Authority to collaborate with all relevant Security Agencies and other Stakeholders for improved security at the ports, she disclosed that the organization will continue to support the security officer in their efforts to ensure continuous safety of Nigeria maritime domain.
The 4th annual conference had as its theme; Integrated Maritime Security Architecture; A Panacea for Economic Growth of Nigeria, was hosted by the Niger Delta Maritime Security Area.