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Oil installations still under threat, says NIMASA
  • Post by Admin on sunday, March 05, 2015

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency has said that oil and gas installations in the country are daily confronted by diverse threats and that security agencies must come together to protect the maritime domain.

The Director-General, NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, said this in Abuja on Wednesday at a quarterly meeting and workshop on National Counter Terrorism Strategy Secure Pillar. The workshop was jointly organised by the Office of the National Security Adviser and NIMASA. Peterside said the shipping industry as well as oil and gas installations were important sources of income for the growth of the country’s economy, noting that identified threats included piracy, illegal bunkering and terrorism.

He stated, "Every effort in the fight against terrorism goes a long way in the overall success of our counter terrorism strategy. Besides our economic challenges, the next hard challenge for our nation is the issue of security and terrorism. There is a need for strong synergy and collaboration among security agencies in the war against terrorism and insecurity.

Photo Caption: Director-General, NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside

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