As parts of its measures to maintain the safety of Nigerians by ensuring the country’s ports are safe from pirates activities and COVID – 19 influx, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has raised alarm over 13 vessels on their way to Nigeria from five countries that has been badly hit by the COVID 19 pandemic the countries are: UK, USA, Spain, Brazil and India.
NIMASA Director, General Jamoh Bashir raised the alarm in a statement last weekend calling on stakeholders and government agencies in the maritime sector and ports authourities to man up all the necessary security gadgets and display the highest level of professionalism while handling the vessels upon arrival. Basher said stakeholders should strictly follow the guidelines installed to stop or reduce the spread of the virus.
He explains that 8 of the vessels will arrive through Apapa, Lagos State, 4 through Bonny, Rivers and 1 in Port Harcourt still Rivers State. The NIMASA boss task port operators at the ports to follow and comply with every safety measures put in place by the maritime sector.