75% of crimes committed in Nigeria come from water – Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi

The minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has raised the alarm that 75 per cent of crime committed across the country comes from the water and its more complex than the world knows.

The minister said that if the country is able to eliminate it, then she will be making a lot of progress.

According to him, part of its effort to eliminate the crime is the launch of Maritime Security Project in June by President Muhammadu Buhari.

He noted it through a press statement signed by Anastasia Ogbona for Director ( Press & PR) office in the ministry on Monday in Abuja when the Belgium Ambassador to Nigeria paid him a courtesy visit adding that the crisis in the Maritime Sector is the maritime insecurity.

The minister further assured that the Federal Government has come up with a solution and it is ready to take off adding that the Navy, Police, Army and State Security Service are involved.

According to him, “if it is successful, in the near future there will be improvement in the Maritime security, then other countries in the Gulf of the Guinea can adopt it, adding that “75% or 65% of crime comes from our water and if we are able to eliminate it then we will be making a lot of progress”.

Earlier, the Belgium Ambassador to Nigeria, Daniel Bertrand, officially presented a letter to the Minister requesting for the support of the Nigerian government for the Belgium candidate for the position at the International Maritime Organization.

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