Thursday , 19 September 2019
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The managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Engr. Omar Suleiman, has recommended an improved strategy in the sharing of security information amongst stakeholders in the nation’s maritime industry.

Better co-operation on Nigerian security information urged

Such an improvement in the management and dissemination of security related information, according to Suleiman, should be aimed at reducing the panic and tension such information often generate amongst the general public.

Recalling the news coverage that emerged after the recent interception of large quantities of ammunition at the APMT terminal in the Port of Lagos, Suleiman lamented the negative press which the event generated, adding that such reports were capable of sending wrong signals locally and internationally. He stated that the NPA management is working round the clock to strengthen the security of the port locations in the country to forestall any future occurrence.

Previously, Nigeria’s military chief the General Officer Commanding (GOC), Major General Minimah had expressed shock at the huge quantity of arms cache reportedly discovered at the APMT terminal and wondered at the extent of damage it would have caused if it had not been timely intercepted.

He has assured the managing director of his preparedness to work in concert with other security agencies in the area of intelligence should the assistance of his command be needed.