NIMASA and false pirate reports

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NIMASA raises the alarm over ‘false’ pirates’ reports

Posted by: Oluwakemi Dauda

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has raised the alarm over what it calls false international reports on pirates’activities on the nation’s territorial waters.

Based on the reports, vessels carrying the Nigerian flag, the agency said, were incurring “unnecessary” losses by paying money to foreign marine insurance companies.

NIMASA’s Director-General, Mr Patrick Akpobolokemi, told The Nation in Lagos that some foreign insurance firms otherwise known as Protection and Indemnity (P&I) clubs were sabotaging the economy and painting the country black because of the reports.

The reports, he said, were aimed at making Nigerians to pay more for imported goods.

The NIMASA boss said the P&I clubs had made money from the country and other African countries, urging more Nigerians to venture into marine insurance to create wealth and provide jobs for the youth.

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