Minister of Transportation Mu’azu Sambo says the Federal Government has taken charge of the country’s waterways through the implementation of Deep Blue project.
Sambo said this during the 2nd Edition of the President Muhammadu Buhari PMB Administration Scorecard Series 2015-2023 in Abuja.
He said since the inauguration of the project in June 2021, the country had not recorded any case of piracy in its maritime domain.
According to the Minister, the President Buhari administration also assented to the Anti-Piracy Bill, adding that it is an important legislation which has defiled several administrations before 2015.
He said the legislation would prevent and suppress piracy, armed robbery and any other unlawful act against a ship, aircraft, and any other maritime traffic, including fixed and floating platforms.
He further said that the bill had opened the doorway for the administration of justice for piracy and other maritime offences in the country.