Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to discontinue payment for the provision of platforms for security of the nation’s waterways to Global West Vessel Specialists Nigeria Limited (GWVSNL), reports New Telegraph.
A former Niger Delta militant, Government Ekpomupolo aka Tompolo allegedly owns GWVSNL.
The move is meant to channel the money paid to the private firm to strengthen the Navy and marine police to secure the nation’s waterways.
Also read: Warships belong to NIMASA not Tompolo - Navy
NIMASA has stop payment to GWVSNL since June.
The $103 million (N21 billion) maritime security contract was approved by former President Goodluck Jonathan and awarded by NIMASA in 2011, shortly after the Director General of NIMASA, Patrick Akpobolokemi, was appointed to head the agency.
Read more at New Telegraph.
- News 24