The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has revealed that certain individuals and vested interest profiting from the insecurity in the Niger Delta are frustrating the execution of the $198 million maritime security contract approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Speaking at a Maritime Stakeholders Interactive Forum held in Warri, Delta State, Amaechi vowed to publicly expose the saboteurs. This is just as the House Committee on Marine Education and Administration has accused the Federal Ministry of Transportation of secretly granting Cabotage waivers to foreign vessel owners. The committee has therefore challenged the ministry to make available the number of waivers so far approved. Read more