Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, Monday, suggested a legal framework that prescribed stiff sanction, vigilant military-led patrol and better intelligence gathering network against sea piracy.
According to a statement signed by Head of Public Relations in NIMASA, Hajia Lami Tumaka, Peterside said that tackling rising cases of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea requires multi-stakeholders’ approach.
The D-G said the activities of pirates stifled shipping and by extension, commerce which was a major driver of global economy.
Peterside said that NIMASA under his leadership was championing a number of initiatives for the purpose of achieving zero pirate activities in Nigerian waters.
The NIMASA boss is optimistic that with the new impetus, the trend would be reversed in the shortest time.