Flag Officer Commanding, Western Naval Command, Rear Adm. Oladele Daji, presenting a souvenir to the U.S delegate, Rear Adm. John Gumbleton, during a courtesy visit to the command in Apapa, Lagos last week.
More than 100 countries have signified interest to attend global maritime security summit being hosted by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA. Disclosing this in Lagos, Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, said that the Conference which is coming up in October 2019, will be attended by more than 3,000 delegates. He added that the summit will help to establish a comprehensive approach to tackling maritime insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea. And also proffer solution to pirate attacks against vessels navigating the Gulf of Guinea. Peterside explained that the conference scheduled to be held in Abuja, will also address the growing security concerns in the region which has continued to feature on the agenda of international and national discourse on sustainable development, safe secure shipping and the sustainable use of the seas and oceans. He said: “The conference will be attended by over three thousand participants from all over the globe will help establish a broad comprehensive approach to tackling maritime insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea and will provide opportunities for developed, developing countries and other stakeholders in the industry to have oriented discussions on how to effectively address these security concerns in the Gulf of Guinea.”