June 19, 2024

Minister For Defence Visits NIMASA’s Command And Control Center (C4i), Seeks Collaboration With Navy

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Minister For Defence
Visits NIMASA’s Command And Control Center (C4i), Seeks Collaboration With Navy

By Okezie Nnadi

The Hon. Minister of State for Defense, Muhammad Motawale has on Friday, May 30, paid a working visit to NIMASA’s Command And Control Center (C41).

The Minister who was hugely impressed on the C4i facilities that he saw, said the government is going to see how it can be integrated into a proper eye of the Nigeria Navy. According to him, “because all we need is how to secure our Maritime domain. Both the Maritime, the Navy and NIMASA must work together to make sure we get there.”

Adding that both the Falcon Eye and C4i are doing very well lending Credence as to why he wants the parties to work together and be integrated to communicate with each other, “if the Falcon Eye and C4i are communicating, supposed we have any crisis one of them would be able to communicate to the other and they should be able to push out the criminals on bar water and high sea,” he enthused.

 

Engr Fatai Taiye Adeyemi,
Executive Director Operations NIMASA

Speaking at the Minister’s visit to the C4i,
Engr Fatai Taiye Adeyemi,
Executive Director Operations NIMASA,
said the Minister’s visit was to show the seriousness of the government in making sure our waterways are secured, also to see areas that are important and needing support.

He revealed that the government will also support C4i in anyway they can, making sure they protect our waterways.

Engr Fatai continued by saying that “C4i is a very capable setup and so is Falcon Eye so when they combine together we know that they’re going to get it better.”

Giving the appraisal of the state of security at the GoG, he explains, “if you look at our data,in one month we used to have some piracy activities but for the past two years we have zero piracy activity.We have done very well and we need to keep it up.”

 

Executive Director Marine Labour and Cabotage Services,
Mr Jibril Abba

Meanwhile, the Executive Director Marine Labour and Cabotage Services,
Mr Jibril Abba disclosed that the visit was done once again to actually understand what the C4i is all about while also at the whole subject on how Falcon Eye can actually be entertained in the C4i.

Speaking on the need to integrated the two, he said that the two systems need to work optimally for security purposes and to reduce the stress and challenge to the lowest ebb.

While also harping on the importance of collaboration between Nigeria Navy and NIMASA, Abba said,”it’s going to improve a lot because as at now we actually do a lot of vessels and all our waterways are going to be checked and to make sure we come out with a great result”he said.

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