The Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas has once again pledged the commitment of the Nigerian Navy (NN) to continue to consolidate on its on-going effort at fleet recapitalization, infrastructural, equipment and other logistics holding to address critical welfare and operational requirements needed to boost NN’s capacity and maritime security obligations.

In his welcome remarks to the Senate Committee on the Navy at the Naval Headquarters, the CNS added that the Service would be expecting a total of 56 assorted platforms including ships and aircraft in the year 2020.

Vice Admiral Ibas underscored that as the nation’s lead agency statutorily responsible for the safeguard of the nation’s maritime integrity and the protection of her offshore resources, the NN has over the years continued to make huge contributions to the national economy, despite tight fiscal conditions.

While attributing NN’s achievements to hard work, strict adherence to established transformation plan and diligent fiscal discipline, he reaffirmed that the NN remains ready and capable of doing much more if availed the necessary platforms and materials.

The CNS appreciated the unwavering support of members of the Committee for their role during the 2020 budget defence and also congratulated the Committee on the President’s gracious assent to the 2020 Budget.  

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