IN continuation of the quest to enhance security across the various states in the country, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, in collaboration with the Cross River State Emergency Management Agency, CR-SEMA, has organized a one-day sensitization workshop with security agencies in Cross Rivers State.
NIMASA also donated security equipment to the state in order to aid the fight against criminality.
Mr Edward Osagie Head of Public Relations NIMASA had in a statement disclosed that The Director General, NIMASA, Bashir Jamoh, who spoke during the interactive session, underscored the importance of security in the operations of the maritime sector, citing the fact that insecurity in the sector is initiated, planned on land before execution in the maritime domain.
He explained that this is the reason the Agency is poised to tackle it by collaborating with relevant security agencies across the country.
The DG, who was represented by the Head of Procurement, Danjuma Babah, stated that there is the need for the interactive session in order to foster synergy among the various security agencies in the state, as this will help combat all forms of criminality in an organized manner.
“The maritime sector is the gateway to economic prosperity in the country, more so as the Federal Government is looking towards diversification through the Blue Economy mantra. Therefore, there is the need for the various security agencies to collaborate with one another to ensure the safety and security of the sector is guaranteed; as this will encourage more investment in the sector,” he said.