No Hiding Place for Vandals in Lagos, Ogun – Rear Admiral Bobai

September 29, 2016, 1:52 am

The Nigerian military has reiterated its commitment to sustain the clamp down on vandals and militants creating havoc in the creek of Arepo and Ishawo in Ogun and Lagos states respectively.

 The Coordinator of the Joint Military Task Force operating in the areas and Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral Ferguson Bobai noted that the military was expecting the approval of the two states in order to move into the creeks. T

he Rear Admiral said that once the government open up the creeks it will move in to destroy the “millions of jerry cans filled with fuel, lying inside the creeks of Arepo and Ishawo.” Admiral Bobai spoke while presenting a brand new 14-seater bus to the Naval Ratings Wives Association, explained that the Nigerian Navy had commenced several welfare initiatives to ensure that troops fighting in the Niger Delta and other troubled spots around the country concentrate and carry out their constitutional roles, reports the Voice of Nigeria

The Naval officer who gave an insight into what the navy was doing to keep the fighting force intact, noted that several welfare needs of the troops were being addressed by the Naval Headquarters, including the issue of accommodation and other things to keep their families comfortable.

He explained that the presentation was in line with the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ette Ibas’ goal to ensure that the welfare needs of personnel are addressed. According to him, “It was in realization of the Chief of Naval Staff’s mission which encapsulates the issue of welfare, we have done a lot for the officers and now the Chief of Naval Staff is shifting attention to ratings. “You will recall that some of the boats and vehicles were commissioned. This bus is one of the vehicles commissioned, and the Chief decided to buy one for the ratings’ wives.”

The Flag Officer Commanding said that the Nigerian Navy hierarchy had embarked on many other projects that would enable the officers and soldiers concentrate on their duties, adding that a new sports complex was coming up in the Nigerian Navy town, Ojo and that more accommodation was being built for ratings.

 

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