The Nigerian Navy (NN) over the weekend has embarked on Community exercise as part of their Cooperate Social Responsibility (CSR) and to welcome the United States Navy Ship HERSHEL WOODY WILLIAMS’ visit to Nigeria.
The community relations exercise was conducted at the Lagos State Model Nursery and Primary School, Ajegunle.
On behalf of the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Western Naval Command, Rear Johnson Gbassa, Command Project Officer, Captain Olumide Faleye welcomed the US Navy team to Lagos State Model Nursery and Primary School, Ajegunle.
He noted that the command had commenced renovation works as part of its CSR in line with the Chief of the Naval Staff strategic directive 05 2021.
“This school is the second that would be benefitting from such intervention this year by the command.
‘’Based on the request from United States ship and the United States consulate that the ship wishes to join Western Naval in her little effort to provide CSR, we shall be witnessing community services being carried out by the officers and men of the Nigerian Navy. The community service will include physical sweeping, painting,’’he said.
He added that all the activities were geared towards making teaching and learning more conducive.
The Education Secretary, Ajeronmi Ifelodun Local Government Secretary Committee praised the Nigerian Navy for its contribution to the school.
“We want to thank the Nigerian Navy for giving back to the society and recognising and picking our school for this community service.
“The local government chairman was on his way to repair this school before because we had sent letters here. They have been around here before to see how the school is and they promised to do it. But when I came here today, it was a wonderful job I met,” he said.