The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Ms Hadiza Bala Usman, has promised to improve on the relationship with the Nigerian Navy and others to secure the territorial waters.
She spoke when the Flag Officer of the Western Naval Command of the Nigerian Navy, Rear Admiral Ferguson Dukas Bobai, visited her in Lagos.
She said NPA would sustain the relationship through information sharing, and called for the maximum use of the Command, Control, Communication and Intelligence (CCCI) of both organisations through the deployment of its personnel to promote security and efficiency.
Bobai solicited for a space at the Takwa Bay for the swift response to security challenges on the waterways.
“This would enhance maximum safety and security of lives as well as cargo on Nigerian waters,” he said.
Ms Usman promised that the NPA would work towards granting the Navy a temporary berthing space pending the rehabilitation of its facilities.
She urged the Naval authorities to immediately reconvene the committee set up to facilitate the dredging at the Takwa Bay turning base and proceed with the implementation of the earlier recommendations and positions as agreed.
She pledged that NPA would offer financial support to the project via budgetary provision and allocation in the next fiscal year