Dogara says W/Africa loses $1.3bn to illegal maritime

From Uche Usim, Abuja

The Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara yesterday urged African maritime administrations to close ranks and tackle the challenge of illegal and unregulated maritime activities that   rob the West African sub-region a whopping $1.3 billion annually.

Speaking in Abuja at the opening of the 3rd Association of African Maritime Administrations’ (AAMA) conference on Thursday, the Speaker said a coordinated exploration and exploitation of vast maritime resources of Africa hold the key to the continent’s development.

He implored maritime administrations in...

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