The Maritime Organisation of West and Central Africa has solicited technical collaboration with the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency to recommend Nigeria’s anti-piracy law to other member countries.

The Secretary-General of MOWCA, Dr. Paul Adalikwu, said this in Lagos when he visited the Director-General of NIMASA, Dr Bashir Jamoh.

He also lauded the gains recorded by Nigeria in suppressing maritime crimes, leading to the country’s removal from the list of high-risk maritime countries.

Adalikwu described the country’s Suppression of Piracy and Other Maritime Offences Act as effective legislation that had redefined the fight against maritime crimes in the country.

Adalikwu added that countries like Gambia, Cameroon, and others in MOWCA had requested, through his office, for technical collaboration to further develop their respective maritime administrations.

Credit: Punch

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