Nigerian Navy challenged on security

Recent maritime kidnappings and large scale oil thefts raise concerns.

Dwindling Oil Revenue: Okowa Challenges Navy on Maritime Security

Ifeanyi Okowa

As Nigeria faces financial crisis as a result of dwindling revenue from oil resources, the Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has challenged the Nigerian Navy to ensure effective maritime security.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of a two-day retreat for the Nigerian Navy in Asaba yesterday, Okowa decried the high rate of piracy, crude oil theft, illegal bunkering, pipeline vandalism and other criminal activities in the nation’s maritime domain.

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