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#GMSC2019 Gulf Of Guinea: Dakuku Advocates More Profound Solution To Insecurity

The Director General of NIMASA Dr. Dakuku Peterside has stated his optimism that the Global Maritime Security Conference will offer a platform for the world to chart a way forward in tackling the issue of piracy in the Gulf Guinea.

The NIMASA Director General who spoke while welcoming delegates to the Global Maritime Conference in Abuja said that Maritime insecurity remains one of the significant challenges affecting international trade and the quest for sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods and creation of jobs.
He noted that the scourge of maritime insecurity, of which the Gulf of Guinea has been one of the hotspots which has hindered global maritime considering the importance of the Gulf to international commerce and the global energy balance. He said this made Nigeria take the initiative by convening this Global Conference to examine the maritime security challenges in the region. “Nigeria is keen to drive this initiative because it is a significant destination in the international and domestic shipping map, accounting for over 65% of cargo generated from the Gulf of Guinea region and with rich endowments in oil and gas reserves” he said. While commenting about the conference he said global maritime experts will be making presentations in the course of the three day Conference with eleven (11) thematic sessions which have been carefully chosen to ensure holistic coverage of the multidimensional issues associated with maritime security in the 21st century.

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