The Acting President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday met behind closed doors with some security chiefs as part of ongoing efforts aimed at ensuring safety on the nation’s waterways.
The ongoing industrial action embarked upon by port workers was also discussed at the meeting.
Those who attended the meeting alongside Osinbajo included the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali; Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; the National Security Adviser, Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno (retd.); and the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonishakin
Dan-Ali later told State House correspondents that the meeting was called to address maritime security.
“It’s a pending issue of FEC meeting that we wanted to resolve on maritime surveillance and it has been resolved,” he said.
The minister said the Federal Government had done a lot to tackle theft in the Gulf of Guinea.
He added, “The Acting President has been meeting with the communities. We have been able to save many communities of oil pipeline bombings and oil theft.
“It is a big achievement and I believe that the Acting President has been doing well in that direction.”
Source: ( Punch Newspaper )