The activities of pirates in the country especially at the gulf of Guinea is threathening Nigeria’s Income, the Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside has said.
Speaking yesterday during the 2019 budget defence session of the agency, Peterside said the agency broke a record since inception by remitting N22 billion in 2018.
But because of the activities of pirates, Peterside said they are projecting N16 billion in the year 2019.
According to him, since monies remit into the consolidated account on yearly basis are directly percentages of revenues saved , shortfalls in such remittance , were as a result low revenues largely caused by maritime crime or piracy on high seas .
“Our own problem here is more of maritime crime and not piracy which is committed on high seas , but within the sector, Nigeria is largely seen as headquarters of Piracy in the world “, he said .
The agency’s remittance into the consolidated revenue fund in 2017 was N22billion while that of 2018 was N16billion , showing shortfall of N6billion .
As a way out, the NIMASA boss appealed to the Senator Ahmed Rufai Sani led committee to facilitate the process of the Senate , giving concurrence to Maritime Security Bill also passed by the House of Representatives .
“We need adequate security on our water ways, the very reason why the Anti- Piracy law already passed by the House of Representatives is urgently needed “, he said.
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