The Director General/Chief Executive of NOSDRA on December 9 2023 presented a paper at the Nigeria – Cote D’Ivoire Business Round table Exhibition which took place at the Abuja Chamber of Commerce as part of the ECOWAS Heads of State Summit, in line with the renewed hope Agenda of the Federal Government.
He highlighted the functions of the Agency and commended the organizers for the apt theme of the engagement ” Synergy for optimal productivity” stressing that oil spill response is about collaboration .
He enumerated the various areas of collaboration to include :
Establishing agreements with neighboring countries towards equipment movement for response, encouraging regional co-operation among member states of West African sub-region and the Gulf of Guinea for combating oil spillage and pollution in our contiguous waters, strengthening the national capacity and regional action to prevent, control, combat and mitigate marine pollution amongst others.
He concluded by affirming that collaborative/integrated national and regional approach to oil spill response and management, as well as capacity building are essential to protect our environment and preserve biodiversity.