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Operational success: CNS harps on training, teamwork


By Doris Esa

Abuja – The Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Adm. Ibok-Ete Ibas has charged Commanding Officers of Forward Operating Bases to prioritise training and teamwork toward sustaining the current operational successes.

Navy Director of Information, Commodore Suleman Dahun, said in a statement that Ibas made the call on Monday in Abuja during his maiden meeting with frontline naval commanders, some of whom were newly appointed.

Ibas said that sustained operational successes were dependent on effective operational teamwork involving senior leadership, including Principal Staff Officers, Flag Officers Commanding and resourceful frontline commanders.

He warned that the practice of ratings solely bearing the brunt of misconduct would be discontinued, adding that commanders are expected to be responsible for the conduct of their men.

The CNS also informed the commanders that they would be assessed periodically, assigned key performance indicators and expected to judiciously and legitimately deploy resources allocated to them.

He advised the commanders to reinvigorate the Nigerian navy divisional system towards effective management of men and their welfare.

He congratulated the newly appointed commanders, commandants and commanding officers and reminded them that their appointment was in recognition of their potentials.

Ibas charged the commanders to strive hard to uphold the image of the Navy in all their endeavours.

He further enjoined them to acquaint themselves with the `CNS Strategic Directives’ and relevant Navy statutes guiding their various responsibilities.

He also warned that the service would impose severe sanctions for any act of indiscipline, fraud or connivance with criminals in the performance of their duties.


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