Personnel of the Nigerian Navy Hydrographic Office in Lagos weekend carried out environmental sanitation exercise in Apapa.
It was learnt that the clean up exercise was part of the Navy’s Civil-Military relations activities initiated to ensure that the environment where the Hyrdographic Office is located is kept clean so as to mitigate flooding, while enhancing the cleanliness of the area.
Speaking during the event, Navy Captain Mark Abashi, the Assistant Director, Administration and Survey of Nigeria Navy Hydrography Office said, “Apapa as it is, normally experiences flooding, and the Chief of Naval Staff pointed it out in his strategic directives given in 2023 that units should carry out activities to mitigate the effects of climate change. Nigerian Navy Hydrographic Office thought it wise to clear drainages to enable free flow of water into the harbour channel which probably is due to the effect of climate change that we are having recently.
“Also, the Nigerian Navy Hydrographic Office is located in a structure here in Apapa which is over 60 years old; the office has lived happily with the members of the community and it was on this premise that the Chief of Naval Staff directed that we should carry out clearance of the gutters to enable free flow of water,” he said.
He said that the Nigerian Navy had improved the security network in Apapa area.
“People are happily doing their business. The office also improved traffic control, and Apapa is safe for business and for people to live,” he said.
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