Wednesday, 22 May 2013
AS the army continues to rid the northern part of the country of insurgents, the Nigerian Navy has said that it has increased its combat readiness against all forms of criminality and aggression on the nation’s territorial waters.
Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Central
Naval Command, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Rear Admiral Johnson Olutoyin, gave this assurance on Monday at the
commencement of the First bi-annual
Inspection of available units’ administrative and operational structures at Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS), Delta, Warri Naval Base.
The FOC, who said the objective of his
visit was to ascertain how commanders
and commanding officers of ships and
units and establishments were utilising
the resources at their disposal to drive
the NN transformation agenda as encapsulated in the Chief of Naval Staff
Strategic Guidance 01, inaugurated and
inspected a number of projects.
Among the inaugurated projects during
the nine-hour tour, were the Emergency
Unit of the Nigerian Navy Hospital and
the newly constructed gate of the NNS
Delta Warri, while he carried out an
assessment of warships at Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) premises, ongoing
building project at the Nigerian Navy
Flying Unit at Effurun as well as the Naval Officers’ wives Association School at Effurun, Delta State.