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Cablegate: Nigeria's Requirements for Obtaining Marine Scientific

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PP RUEHMA RUEHPA
DE RUEHUJA #2001 2831551
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 091551Z OCT 08
FM AMEMBASSY ABUJA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 4138
INFO RUEHOS/AMCONSUL LAGOS 0057
RUEHZK/ECOWAS COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS ABUJA 002001

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR OES/OA BARNES AND TIRPAK

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: SENV KRVC EFIS TPHY EWWT NI
SUBJECT: NIGERIA'S REQUIREMENTS FOR OBTAINING MARINE SCIENTIFIC
RESEARCH AUTHORIZATION

REF: STATE 94522

1. Post provides the following response per reftel requests.

2. The Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research
(NIOMR) and the Nigerian Navy are the designated Nigerian government
agencies for issuing approval for marine research in Nigerian
waters. The NIOMR provided post with the following information and
procedures for obtaining required GON approval for marine research.

a) Obtain the application form from:
Captain G. Inusa
Hydrographer, Nigerian Navy
Hydrographic Office
5 Point Road
Apapa, Lagos
Tel: 01-5876325 or 01-5875715

b) Send the completed application form and accompanying documents
to:
Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research (NIOMR)
Attn: Executive Director/CEO
Wilmot Point Road, Bar Beach
Victoria Island
PMB 12729, Lagos

3. NIOMR will review the application, research proposal, and all
accompanying documents. It will then send the application package
to the Head Hydrographer of the Nigerian Navy, along with its
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4. NIOMR emphasized that Navy security personnel (supposedly for
protection from piracy, etc...) and possibly Nigerian scientists
might accompany the research team. In addition, the final report
must be shared with the Nigerian government.

NIOMR contact info:
Dr. E. A. Ajao
Physical & Chemical Oceanography Division, NIOMR
Tel: 07030258279
Email: eajao@niomr.gov.ng, gboyegaajao@yahoo.com

5. This cable is coordinated with Consulate Lagos.

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