Issues of maritime security and safety will continue to receive priority attention as plans are ongoing to make Africa  a valued player in the international maritime community 

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo,  speaking at the opening ceremony of the Conference of African Maritime Administrators and Regulators, announced that Nigeria would promote and support effective African participation in the industry. 

He says the Nigerian Government, is poised to eliminate the threat of piracy within the nation’s maritime domain and work with African countries,  to make maritime resources a key driver of the  continent’s  economic development.