Navy to commission new ship in November 

Navy to commission new ship in November 


The Nigerian Navy and the management of Naval Dockyard Limited (NDL), Lagos will before the end of this year commission a locally-made vessel, which is currently under construction in Lagos.

NDL, a commercial entity of the Nigerian Navy had earlier built NNS Andoni and NNS Karaduwa with 100 per cent local content input. The third of its kind with more sophisticated facilities is currently at advanced stage of construction in Lagos. This was revealed during a tour of the Ex-Junior Airmen, Lagos Chapter, to the NDL in Lagos. 

NDL’s Deputy General Manager, Plants, Capt. Abidemi Abu, said that work on the new fighter ship is at advanced stage with hopes that it would be completed by November.  

He said, “The first locally-made boat was the NNS Andoni. The second one was the NNS Karaduwa commissioned in 2016 by the President.

“This one we’re working on, we’re hoping to finish it by October ending or early November, to be commissioned by the current administration and it will be bigger than the first two.”

The President of the Ex-Junior Airmen, Lagos Chapter, Tosin Ilesanmi, commended the Nigerian Navy for their relentless efforts towards protecting Nigeria’s territorial integrity.