The Minister of Transportation , Rotimi Amaechi , has registered his displeasure with continuous patronage of illegal habours known as secure anchorage areas .
According to the minister , an individual has sought to exploit the industry by collecting $ 1 , 200 daily for secure anchorage in the country from ship owners .
He said this while delivering a virtual keynote address at the 2020 World Maritime Day Celebration which held at Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos.
The minister said the issue was quite unsettling .
He said , “ There is a crisis in the maritime sector. The crisis is on the issue of security .
“ Today , we have a single individual partnering with the military that is collecting $ 1 ,200 to the detriment of shipping companies .
“ That one individual is still managing the business with support of other institutions . ”