A’Ibom backs Navy on war against oil theft, sea pirates

Akwa Ibom government has assured the Nigerian Navy of maximum cooperation in its aggressive on-slaught against oil thieves and sea pirates in the Nigerian waterways.

Akpabio who stated this Tuesday when the Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Naval Command, Rear Admiral Harry Ngonadi, paid him a courtesy visit at Governor’s Office, Uyo.

He noted: “You have many states under your command, but I want to assure you that this is one state that you will enjoy the greatest cooperation from.”

The governor commended the Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Naval for the role he played as the pioneer Commander of Jubilee Naval Base at Ikot Abasi.

He said: “When you came to Akwa Ibom as pioneer Commander of Jubilee, you helped us to fight bunkering and illegal refineries along the shorelines to a standstill.

“You mobilized your men and brought that menace to an end. We are very proud of men in uniform that have been posted to Akwa Ibome State.”