Captain Hosa Okunbo has been exposed by Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi.
He said “What security was he (Hosa Okunbo) providing?”
He charges each vessel on the waters 2500 dollars, then after that 1500 everyday, he doesn’t pay back that money to the federal govt. He makes 17 million dollars from that activity, who approved it, nobody!�
“So as minister for transport, I said no, we can provide that security, 195 million dollars was approved by the federal government to a company that is training Nigerians that will take over the waterways, and take care of the security, then Okunbo is now saying no no, I must do it, he can’t! I wonder why our personal interest will override national interest. I wonder what kind of country we belong to.”
“The federal government has awarded a contract of 195 million dollars to a company to take care of the waterways security and now Captain Hosa is saying he must be the one to do it.”
: “If you said Captain Hosa was doing it, how come we are currently ranked number one in the world in terms of insecurity in the maritime sector. When we came, we were number three, but now we are number one in the world.
“Now the second aspect beyond ranking number one in the world in insecurity, is the fact that we are notorious as a country in the whole of Gulf of Guinea; 80 per cent of the crimes in the Gulf of Guinea is committed in Nigerian waters.”