The U.S. has threatened to ban ships from entering Nigeria unless the sub-Saharan African nation improves security in its ports and waterways, Bloomberg Businessweek reports.
U.S. authorities gave Nigeria a 90-day ultimatum to improve safety, according to Leke Oyewole, special adviser on maritime affairs to President Goodluck Jonathan, at a conference in Lagos, citing a
letter from the U.S. government. He said the deadline expires in 45 days.
As a result, Nigeria will revive its implementation of the International Ship and Port Facility Security code by August