By Mitchell Uzorka
The European Union has lauded the Nigerian Government for championing the war against criminality in the maritime sector which has yielded desired results.
EU Senior Coordinator for the Gulf of Guinea, Amb. Nicolas Martinez, who lead a delegation on a visit to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA made the affirmation.
The delegation inspected assets under the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure, otherwise known as the Deep Blue project.
Martinez reiterated the EU’s committed partnership to the Gulf of Guinea region. He said the EU will continue to provide extensive and targeted assistance to strengthen the critical features of the Yaoundé security architecture while cementing the long-standing relationship between ECOWAS member states, like Nigeria and the EU.
The Deep Blue Project, otherwise known as the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure, was initiated by the Federal Ministry of Transportation and Ministry of Defence while being implemented by NIMASA.
Its main objective is to secure Nigerian waters up to the Gulf of Guinea.