U.S. urges Nigeria to improve port security or face vessels ban

By Piracy

 U.S. urges Nigeria to improve the security of the ports and waterways or will face ships ban. Nigeria has the 2nd biggest economy in the region. U.S. authorities gave Nigeria 3 months to make ports more secure against threats like pirates, terrorists, smuggling and bunkering.

Nigeria will probably make all it is needed in order to protect the source of economic growth. The economy of Nigeria(the largest oil producer in Africa)slowed to 6.6% for the first 4 months this year. The government revenue fell 2.4% compared with the previous 3 months.

Nigeria will automate controls on people movement inside the ports and enhance the exchange of data among regulatory and security agencies involved in maritime industries to address the concerns of the U.S.