NIMASA commends Navy on enforcement of anti-piracy law

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Bashir Jamoh

 

Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Bashir Jamoh has commended the Nigerian Navy for the enforcement of the Suppression of Piracy and Other Maritime Offences Act 2019.

In a commendation letter to the Naval Headquarters, Jamoh noted the commendable achievements of the Nigerian Navy in the discharge of its responsibilities on security and other related matters.

It could be recalled that the Nigerian Navy recently secured a conviction for the first time under the new anti-piracy law of 3 of 9 accused persons involved in the hijack of an Equatorial Guinea flagged vessel, MV Elobey VI off the coast of Equatorial Guinea.

While assuring the Nigerian Navy of NIMASA’s continuous cooperation, the Director-General further appreciated the Nigerian Navy for keeping with its traditions and ensuring safer maritime boundaries and internal waters to the benefit of the country and the international community.