Tag: global maritime security conference

Admiral Akpan: Nigeria must eradicate ‘sea blindness’ at its National Assembly

Rear Admiral Francis Akpan, Managing Director of FRADAN says unless Nigeria gets out of ‘sea blindness’ it would continue to remain in the dark about the potential of its maritime sector. At the recently concluded Global Maritime Security Conference, Rear Admiral Akpan describes ‘sea blindness’ as not knowing the treasures embedded in its maritime domain and not making attempts to identify them. He joins CNBC Africa's Christy Cole for more.

MASPAN President King cites overpopulation, unemployment as drawbacks to tackling piracy in Nigeria

Ubong King, President of Maritime Security Providers Association of Nigeria (MASPAN) says overpopulation and unemployment are major drawbacks to tackling piracy in Nigeria. For more, at the Global Maritime Security Conference, he joins with CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole.

NIMASA’s Bashir Jamoh on how Nigeria is tackling insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea

On tackling insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency’s (NIMASA) Executive Director for Finance and Administration; Bashir Jamoh says global best practice should be adopted. To discuss this and more – from the Global Maritime Security Conference, he joins CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole.

Hassan Bello on how piracy on waterways affects the Nigerian economy

Speaking on the link between the economy and waterways, Hassan Bello, Executive Secretary and CEO of Nigerian Shippers’ Council (N.S.C) says incidences of armed robbery and piracy on the waterways impacts transportation costs, which also has negative repercussions on the economy. On the sidelines of the Global Maritime Security Conference (GMSC) in Abuja, CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole caught up with Hassan Bello.