I was considering the following caption, "Happy Times: Ex-Militant, Tompolo To Provide $103million Investment For Waterways Contract." but the one that brought you to this link, "Why It Pays To Be A Millitant - Federal Government" won me over, it appealed to me more. The original caption reads, "Why we awarded waterways contract to Tompolo – FG", but if you ask me, I strongly think it should have read just the way I put it... Please, go ahead and read, and once you're done, lets rub minds please. 'll like to take up arms myself, I'm seriously open to it o, imagine having to kill some, rape some, and still get celebrated! Yay!!!" right? *Mouth wide open*....The Federal Government, yesterday, explained that the Strategic Concessioning of the nation’s
waterways to Global West Vessel Specialist Agency, by Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, has not in anyway displaced the Nigerian Navy from performing its statutory security roles on the nation’s territorial waters.
The Minister of Transport, Sen. Idris Umar, told journalists in Abuja, that contrary to speculations in many quarters, GWVSA would only provide platforms, security boats, equipment and expertise to help in securing the nation’s waterways and thereby raise revenue and that its staff will not bear arms.
He also disclosed that the company, said to be owned by ex-militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemukpolo (aka Tompolo) would provide the entire $103 million investment and would only get paid after surpassing NIMASA’s annual revenue collection profile.
“People have been making a lot of insinuations, saying that our waters have been concessioned to militants. It is very irritating. This is absolutely wrong.”
Staff not going to bear arms
“The staff of this company are not going to bear arms, let me emphasize. That is the responsibility of the Nigerian Navy. The company is not going to bear arms. It can only provide expertise. It is to provide platforms, it is to provide security boats, it is to provide equipment that are required to carry out surveillance of our territorial waters. So people should not make the mistake that government has concessioned the security of our waterways to private company.
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