The Chief of the Naval General Staff, Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo, following the spread of bandits and other criminal groups in northwestern Nigeria, agreed to relocate the Desert Warfare Institute to Kano.
This was revealed by Rear Admiral COR Ezekobe, Nigerian Navy Chief of Policy and Plans, when he led a delegation to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje at his office in Kano on Wednesday to brief him on the development.
He said: “We are here to update the fruitful commitment we had when His Excellency visited us on June 3. The Chief of the Naval General Staff directed me to lead this team in updating some of the promises made to him when he visited the Navy headquarters.
“Our project, which is located on 12 hectares of land, is a multi-use project. We are moving our Desert Warfare from our special unit to Kano Your Excellency. This unit is highly trained in both the United States of America and Great Britain. And they are recognized for having the best performance. “
He explained that they would also place the Nigerian Navy School of Logistics on land handed over to the Nigerian Navy by the state government. While requesting more land, he emphasized that, “This is where we will use it for the garment industry and other things that will be of great benefit to society.
“We would like to develop a Barack, so that when the need arises we can defend ourselves and the State as well. That will definitely help improve the security of the state in particular and the nation in general. “
He requested that the Naval Chief of Staff would like to give a lecture on Maritime at the University of Bayero, Kano, so that people understand the activities of the Nigerian Navy in the national scheme of things.
Admiral Ezkobe applied for other land on behalf of the Naval Officers Wives Association (NOWA) for the establishment of a hospital in the state.
“The Naval Officers Wives Association (NOWA) wishes to establish a 200-bed hospital in Kano. We also need to get a piece of land for this effort to see the light of day.
“Your Excellency, we witnessed the tremendous development in your state. This is very commendable, sir, ”he concluded.
In his response, Ganduje appreciated the speed of the process for the visibility of the Nigerian Navy in the state.
“We are very happy to have you here. I can see that the second leg is very fast. This shows the level of seriousness on your part.
“Your presence in Kano will definitely boost the morale of our youth as they join the Nigerian Navy. It will also improve our overall state security, ”he stated.
“We are very prepared for all the requests that came with this and other projects for the development of the state. And to improve the security of our beloved state. We are always ready. “
Regarding the Naval Chief of Staff Conference, Governor Ganduje said the state would always be ready to see the proposed Conference take place, adding that “for the Conference we will create an environment conducive to it taking place.”
Governor Ganduje concluded that “we will also facilitate the maritime conference proposed by the Chief of Naval General Staff at one of our universities. There is no doubt about this. Tell him he’s always welcome. “
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