Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin has flagged off operations at the naval war college at Ubima, Ikwerre LGA of Rivers State.
Speaking while inaugurating the college, the Chief of Defence Staff said the college is equipped with state-of-the-art security facility to effectively combat crime in the Niger Delta region and the nation at large.
Olonisakin said: “The Navy has relentlessly engaged in massive overhaul of operation support structure, fleet recapitalization and its defensive priority.
“The college will improve both physical and mental proficiency of troops to deal effectively on both land and marine operations across the country.”
On his part, Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ette Ibas, described the college as the “highest and most advanced naval training Centre’’ in the country.
He said that aside military equipment; the college had accommodation, medical space and lecture halls, among others.
Ibas said: “Naval staff would be trained in essential components of naval operations as obtainable in other top naval forces which have committed enormous resources to training.
“The war college will improve the effectiveness of the Nigerian Navy while expanding knowledge, confidence and operation.”
Ibas commended President Muhammadu Buhari, Minister of Transport Chibuike Amaechi and Governor Nyesom Wike for providing logistics support for the establishment of the college.
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