Nigerian Navy restates commitment to fight illegality in maritime space

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By SundiataPOST, Abuja

The Chief Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Dele Ezeoba, said on Thursday that the Navy was committed to combating crimes in the ’s maritime space and across the Gulf Guinea.

Ezeoba said this after inaugurating some projects at the naval bases in Oghara and Sapele in Delta.

He said to achieve the goal, the navy had invested in capacity development and and Communication Technology ().

Ezeoba inaugurated centre, e-library, computer engineering and engine room stimulation training centre at the Navy Engineering College (NNEC) Sapele.

He said that in spite challenges, the navy would continue to deliver on its mandate.

Ezeoba said that the projects would add value to depth of training in the college.

He  said the projects were in line with today’s environment which was -driven.

On the commissioned engineering training stimulation centre, Ezeoba said it was first of its kind in the country.

He navy chief said the centre was a replica of the processes that guided the proper maintenance schedule and of the machinery onboard any ship.

“This includes the main engine, generator and the auxiliaries. What it does is that it provides real time for the students to understand how this system and sub-system function.

“In this regards, they can mistakes without any damage to the system if they were to do their practical onboard the ship itself.

“It provides the that defines the rudiment, training, maintenance, support and above all, the day-to-day system of the equipment.

“The Navy is in tune with the reality of the 21st century which is practically ICT- driven.  We are playing in the big .

“If we have the in the right number and in the right makes, we will continue to deliver mandate which is to reduce illegality in maritime space.

“This also gives us to this institute as a regional centre for training across the Gulf of Guinea,” he said.