NIMASA defends ex-militant deal

Says firm succeeded in chasing out pirates

NIMASA: Deal with Tompolo Didn’t Encroach on Naval Responsibilities

Senator Iroegbu in Abuja

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has said the deal between the agency and the Global West Vessels Specialists Limited, allegedly belonging to former Niger-Delta militant, Tompolo, did not in any way encroach on the constitutional duties of the Nigerian Navy to protect the nation’s maritime coast.

The Director-General of NIMASA, Mr. Haruna Jauro, stated this on Tuesday during a courtesy visit to the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas, at Naval Headquarters in Abuja.

Jauro while fielding questions from journalists, debunked claims that the agreement between the NIMASA and Global West overlaps the statutory responsibilities of the Nigerian Navy.

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Source: thisdaylive.com

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