• Fri. May 24th, 2024

In a strategic move to bolster maritime security, the Commissioner of Police for the Western Ports Authority Police Command, CP Olarenwaju Olawale Ishola, hosted the Customs Area Controller of Tin-Can Island Command, Comptroller Dera Nnadi, this Thursday. The meeting, aimed at tackling the challenges of port porosity and other maritime issues, highlighted the mutual commitment of both authorities to enhance port security.

During the meeting, Comptroller Nnadi emphasized the role of the Customs Service in promoting trade facilitation, which is pivotal for national economic growth. He pointed out that the primary role of the police at the ports is to ensure peace and oversee the security of all government enforcement agencies, including the Customs, as well as individuals engaged in legitimate activities.

Nnadi expressed a strong desire for a robust partnership with the Ports Police, focusing on sharing vital security information and working together more closely to address the existing challenges in port security and operations. He stressed the importance of collaboration in combating the increasing concerns related to maritime activities.

In response, CP Ishola assured that the police command is fully prepared to tackle any infractions within the port environment. He acknowledged the critical role of Customs in the ports and affirmed the police’s readiness to support and collaborate with all security agencies to ensure a secure and efficient port system.

The alliance is expected to lead to improved security measures, better enforcement of regulations, and enhanced operational efficiency at the Tin-Can Island Port Command, which is one of the busiest ports in Nigeria. Both leaders agreed on the need for ongoing communication and cooperative efforts to tackle the complex challenges facing maritime operations today.

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