Ibok-Ete Ibas, says the Nigerian Navy will improve on its sea exercises in
order to tackle maritime crimes within the waters.
workshop organised by the Naval Doctrine and Assessment Centre (NDAC),
holding at the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Quorra, Apapa, Lagos.
Naval Safety and Standard, Rear Adm. Ifeola Mohammed.
that the theme of the two-day workshop is: ‘Improving Nigerian Navy’s
Operational Procedures and Efficiency’.
the Navy to access the various exercises and operations that were conducted in
the Year 2018.
we do an assessment so as to see which lessons we can learn from the previous
exercises and apply them to the new ones we will be conducting this year.
ability to superintend over our waters and be able to deliver our mandate,
which is to secure the maritime environment.
this year with the aim of delivering on its mandate and to defend the nation’s
ships within the commercial environment.
and we believe strongly that the Year 2019 will also be the same thing,” he
premised on the enormous challenges the Navy was currently facing.
deploy a force that had been trained to contend with the country’s asymmetric
of NDAC, in monitoring lives and simulated naval and joint
exercises/operations; is germane towards strengthening navy’s operational
continuously review naval techniques, tactics and procedures in the conduct of
maritime and land-based operations.
had contingency plans being put together to ensure the forthcoming
general elections were successful.
support necessary institutions, especially the Independent National Electoral
Commission (INEC), the Nigerian Police and other security agencies,” he said.
Rear Adm. Maurice Eno, commended the Naval authorities for
organising the workshop, adding that the time was apt.
assessed several fields and simulated exercises conducted by the Defence and
Naval Headquarters, and other international navies in 2018.
include: Exercise (Ex.) Rivers Sweep III, and Ex. OBANGAME EXPRESS.
Simulation Exercise codenamed ‘OJU OGUN-LE’, Regional Maritime Exercise (REMEX)
codenamed `EX EKU KUGBE EX SULU INO’, `EX GBEWON Ml’ and many
support to the Centre, which he said made the workshop possible.
officers attended the workshop. (NAN)