The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) is to collaborate with the Nigerian Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC) for the monitoring and control of marine pollutants inimical to seafood and marine habitat.
In a joint statement, the director-general, NIMASA, Ziakede Akpobolokemi and Erepamo Osaisai, the chairman/chief executive officer, Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission, resolved to deploy resources for the prevention and mitigation of marine pollution.
Receiving the management team of the Nigerian Atomic Energy Commission on a working visit to the agency, Akpobolokemi lamented incessant marine pollution incidences occasioned by oil exploration activities and garbage discharged from ships into Nigerian waters.
The NIMASA boss stressed the need for a multi-pronged approach towards the control of ships waste disposal and oil drilling units operating in Nigerian waters.
“The agency is expanding capacity for marine research and investigation and atomic science solutions will be welcomed”, Akpobolokemi explained.