The Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside said that the agency and other stakeholders would facilitate the passage of the Anti-Piracy and Other related Crimes at Sea Bill into law.
A statement by the Head, Public Relations Unit in NIMASA, Hajia Lami Tumaka, on Monday in Lagos, said the director-general stated this at a four-day workshop organised by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in collaboration with the U.S. Government.
Peterside said that the law was necessary to provide the requisite framework for the fight, prosecution and punishment for piracy and related maritime crimes in Nigeria.
The director-general thanked participants at the workshop and urged them to do a thorough job so as to ensure early passage of the bill into law when presented to the National Assembly to reduce delays.
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