Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Stay away from Crime, Navy warns Officers and Ratings




Nigerian Navy has warned its officers and ratings to desist from all forms of crimes and illegal acts.
The Flag Officer Commanding, Eastern Naval Command, Rear Admiral James Oluwole, gave the warning in Calabar after a familiarisation tour to navy facilities.
Oluwole visited the Navy Secondary School in Akpabuyo Local Government Area of the state, the Navy Hospital and the Nigeria Navy Ship fleet jetty in Calabar.
The FOC said the Nigerian Navy was a sensitive military formation with high professional standard, hence, the need for its personnel to shun all forms of criminalities.
He urged the personnel to be punctual and discharge their duties with the fear of God.
“The Nigerian Navy has grown into a formidable force over the years. In about four weeks’ time, the Nigerian Navy will be 60 years.
“We will not tolerate any form of criminality from any officer or rating. I urge you to always discharge your duties with the fear of God as indiscipline would not be compromised.
“I must say that I am satisfied with the facilities I saw in the ENC and I must also commend the Nigerian Navy for sustaining and maintaining its facilities,” he said.
He urged officers and ratings to always show professionalism in the discharge of their duties, adding that the Navy would continue to reward hard working personnel.
On the issue of accommodation, the FOC assured them that the naval authority was working out modalities for a suitable accommodation for its personnel.
Oluwole also said the Navy had acquired more ships and boats to fight sea piracy and oil theft, adding that additional boats would be delivered to the command.
He advised officers and ratings of the command to work as a team, saying that with a good spirit of togetherness the navy would live up to its mandate of curbing oil theft and sea piracy.
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