The Nigerian Navy has appointed Commodore Aliyu Gaya as the Maritime Guard Commander of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).
Commodore Gaya was the Director of ECOWAS Multinational Maritime Coordination Centre Zone E Cotonou, Republic of Benin until his new posting.
He has held other military and command postings in various Naval Commands within and outside the country.
Gaya holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Master’s degree in Defence Management Command and Strategy. He equally earned a certificate in Maritime Security and Transnational Organised Crime from the Koffi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre Accra, Ghana
The Maritime Guard Command is a product of the Memorandum of Understanding, MoU between NIMASA and the Nigerian Navy to foster a closer working relationship between both organs of Government in securing the Nigerian Maritime domain.
Responding to the appointment, NIMASA’s Director General, Dr Bashir Jamoh restated the agency’s commitment to continuous collaboration with the Nigerian Navy and other arms of the Nigerian Armed Forces to secure the country’s territorial waters and the Gulf of Guinea by extension.
The DG said, ‘the agency would like to appreciate the Nigerian Navy for keeping with its tradition of always deploying very competent officers to the NIMASA Maritime Guard Command and ensuring safer maritime boundaries to the benefit of the country and the international community’.