The Acting President Professor Yemi Osinbajo has launched the Harmonized Standard Operating Procedures for Arrest, Detention and Prosecutions of Vessels and Persons in Nigeria’s Maritime Environment. The Ceremony took place at the College Auditorium of the National Defence College. The Chief of the Naval Staff Vice Admiral Ibok Ete-Ekwe Ibas in his opening remarks said that some of the challenges hindering effective Maritime Governance in Nigeria include lack of common understanding and limited synergy among Maritime law Enforcement Agencies (MLEAs). In particular, handling of issues related to arrest, Detention and Prosecution of Vessels have been attended with unsavoury consequences detrimental to the corporate image of MLEAs and loss of revenue to the nation. These realities according to the CNS among others necessitated the articulation of the Harmonized Standard Operating Procedures.
In his remarks, the Honourable Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN said that Maritime Law Enforcement (MLE) remains an indispensable tool and process for emplacing Effective Governance in the National Maritime Space. According to him, it has become necessary to address attendant inadequacies hindering the effort of MLEAs.
Commandant, Rear Admiral SI Alade making a souvenir presentation to
Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu after his lecture
Similarly, the National Leader of the ruling All Progressive Congress and Elder statesman, Senator Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has delivered a lecture to Participants of NDC Course 25 on the topic titled ‘Strategic Leadership'
The Chief of Air Staff of Pakistani Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman has urged the Nigerian Armed Forces to accept what he called the 3Ds: Deterrence, Dialogue and Development in its bids to stamp out terrorism from the Country. He made this assertion during a Lecture delivered to NDC Course 25 Participants tagged PAKISTAN AIR FORCE ROLE IN THE WAR ON TERROR. The Air Chief observed that Terrorism requires a better understanding of air power to counter it.
The Lecture was aimed at equipping the Nigerian Military with knowledge on counter terrorism which will assist the College to build its base on the effective use of air power to enhance Counter Insurgency Operations in the Country.
The Commandant National Defence College Rear Admiral SI Alade in his remarks thanked the Pakistani Government for its frantic efforts to help rid the nation of terrorism, adding that its contribution has helped in degrading the capacity of Boko Haram Operation in Nigeria.