Global Maritime Security Conference, Navy Supports NIMASA

… Says GMSC Will Enhance Information Management

By Sandra Chukwunyere

The Nigerian Navy has given assurance towards providing security in the Gulf of Guinea, saying that the decision of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency NIMASA to convene the Global Maritime Security Conference GMSC, was a good step in the right direction, less than two weeks to the event.
Meanwhile, CEO of the African Risk Compliance Limited, Michael Wingtage has said that the challenge of information management concerning the security in the Gulf of Guinea is real and that the conference will provide the platform to address this huge challenge.
The GMSC 2019, a high-level conference, aimed at facilitating a clearer understanding of the challenges of maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea region. The conference will also help develop tailored solutions as well as coordinate efforts at strengthening regional and international collaborations to eliminate maritime threats in the region.
Slated to hold October 7-9 at the prestigious International Conference Centre, Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, the conference is expected to define the precise nature and scope of coordinated regional responses to maritime insecurity vis-à-vis intervention supports from external actors and partners.

Chairman of Association of African Maritime Administrations AAMA and Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside has confirmed that over 80 countries from Africa, Asia, America and Europe have confirmed their participation in the three-day conference.
Experts who commented on the conference believe that the Gulf of Guinea was strategic to the stability of oil production globally, adding that the area was a major shipping route and as such any infraction there would be felt beyond the region.
“The strategic importance of the Gulf of Guinea is undisputed and any disruption in the area has a direct negative impact on the oil and gas industry and indeed, of global concern. This conference is timely in bringing together the relevant and critical stakeholders to allow them to discuss in a constructive manner what concerted action could be undertaken to ensure the sustainable use and long term security of this important and strategic body of oceans”, they said.

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