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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Nigeria has been removed from the piracy list- Chief of Naval Staff 

Nigeria’s gains in reducing pirate assaults in the Gulf of Guinea seas by 77% have resulted in the International Maritime Bureau removing Nigeria from the piracy list.  

Vice Admiral AZ Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff, revealed this in a statement released by the Federal Government.  

This is coming after Dr Bashir Jamoh, the Director-General of NIMASA, made similar assertions about Nigeria’s removal of the pirate list.  

“It is encouraging to notice the considerable drop in pirate assaults on Nigerian seas by 77% as indicated in the International Maritime Bureau Q3 2021 report,” he added, underlining the significance of Nigeria’s removal from the piracy list. N 

To re-energise the Nigerian Navy and enhance her as a well-motivated and ready naval force in the discharge of her constitutional mandate and other assigned tasks in fulfilment of national security, Gambo added that the Navy would continue to leverage all factors of national location, technology, training, teamwork, and synergy.  

Meanwhile, NIMASA director Jamoh said earlier this week that Nigeria has been removed from the International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) pirate list. 

“The Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure was launched in response to a growing need to secure our marine area, encourage socioeconomic growth, and leave no stone unattended.”   

“We have also leaned heavily on the limitless resources of information technology to integrate our security operations to provide stability to a singular non-oil sector that sustains the Nigerian economy,” Jamoh stated. 

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