Posted By: Oluwakemi Dauda
To ensure that Nigeria becomes the hub of maritime trade in Africa, its leaders have been advised to develop a strategy for securing its territorial waters.
It should also improve its maritime capabilities and expertise and collaborate with other member-countries of the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) and Economic Community of Central African State (ECCAS) to boost security on the waterways.
At a teleconference in Lagos by the United States Department of State Africa Regional Media Hub, Chief of Multinational Coordination Centre Zone D Capt Sylvester Mbah urged President Muhammadu Buhari and Transport Minister Rotimi Amaechi to ensure that West and Central African countries worked together to combat piracy, illicit trafficking and illegal fishing, among others.
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