It has come to our notice that a section of the media are reporting that Nigeria backed out of the Maritime Organization of West and Central Africa (MOWCA) after losing election into the office of Secretary General of the organization.
For purpose of clarity, we wish to inform the public that the election did not hold after Nigeria excused herself from the 15th General Assembly of the body in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo where attempts were being made to accept candidates who did not meet the eligibility requirements.
There is no substantive Secretary General of the organization presently because of this impasse.
Nigeria left the discussions preceding elections because as a country we will not be party to circumvention of laid down rules and extant procedures governing the 46 year old body.
Director Press & PR
August 3, 2021