By Mitchelle Uzorka, 09:21am
The Nigerian Navy has appointed Commodore Aliyu Gaya as the new Maritime Guard Commander of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).
Gaya takes over from Commodore Ezekiel Nyako Lamiri, who has been redeployed to the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA).
Until his appointment, Gaya was the Director of ECOWAS Multinational Maritime Coordination Center Zone E Cotonou, Republic of Benin. He has held other military and command postings in various Naval Commands within and outside Nigeria
Gaya holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Masters degree in Defence Management Command and Strategy. He equally holds a certificate in Maritime Security and Transnational Organised Crime course from the Koffi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Center Accra, Ghana.
The Maritime Guard Command is a product of the Memorandum of Understanding, MoU between NIMASA and the Nigerian Navy to foster a closer working relationship between both organs of government in securing the Nigerian maritime domain.