Calabar waterways secure – Chief of Naval Staff

The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok- Ette Ekwe Ibas, has expressed satisfaction with the security of the Calabar Waterways.

Ibas, who was in Calabar for the annual shore inspection of Naval formations, promised that the Navy will continue to ensure that it introduces measures to ensure the security of the maritime domain in the country.

Ibas, conducted round by the Flag Officer Commanding of the Eastern Naval Command (FOC), Calabar, Rear Admiral James Oluwole, pointed out that there are over 6000 creeks in the Niger Delta of which they have identified 37 that are navigable that criminal elements use for their activities.

Ibas also said the Navy has a healthy relationship with the civilian populace.

“The relationship with the civilian populace is quite okay. In the past, we have had issues with some of our civilian relations and friends. We have tasked to ourselves that every one of us in a way has a civilian relative or friend. If your father is not a civilian then your mother, or brother, sister and so on. Ours is to protect all Nigerians and not to have issues with them and that is what we are preaching as we go around,”

The CNS also dialogued with Officers and ratings of the Command during the inspection.



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