20 February 2012
The Federal Government has not concessioned maritime security to the private security firm of a former Niger Delta militant leader Government Ekpomupolo a.k.a Tompolo, a presidential aide has said.
What the government has with Global West Vessel Specialist Limited (GWVSL) is a boat contract, Senior Special Adviser (SSA) on Maritime Affairs, to the President, Leke Oyewole, said in
Oyewole also denied claims that President Goodluck Jonathan favoured the Niger Delta region in the concession by involving the former Niger Delta warlord.
What the Federal Government did through Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), he said, was to ask GWVSL to supply the patrol boats and surveillance equipment for NIMASA and the Navy to patrol the waterway.