News by Abdullahi Jalaludeen
The Chief of Naval Staff, Real Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo,says Nigerian Navy will move the Navy’s Desert Warfare Institute to Kano.
This was disclosed by Real Admiral COR Ezekobe, Chief of Policy and Plans, Nigerian Navy, when he led a delegation to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje at his office in Kano,to brief him about development so far.
“We are here to actualize the fruitful engagement we had when His Excellency visited us on the 3rd of June. The Chief of Naval Staff directed me to lead this team in actualising some of the promises made to you when you visited the Naval headquarters.”
Appreciating that, “Our project standing on 12 hectares of land, is a multi-purpose project. We are moving our Desert Warfare of our Special unit to Kano Your Excellency. This unit is highly trained in both United States of America and Britain. And they are recognized to be of best performance.”
“We would like to develop a Barack, so that when the need arises we can defend ourselves and also the state. That will definitely help in improving the security of the state in particular and the nation in general,”
Admiral Ezekobe requested another piece of land on behalf of the Naval Officers Wives Association (NOWA) for the establishment of hospital in the state.
“Naval Officers Wives Association (NOWA) is desirous of establishing a 200-bedded hospital in Kano. We also need to get a piece of land for this effort to see the light of the day,” he requested.
“Your Excellency we witnessed the tremendous development in your state. This is highly commendable Sir,” he concluded.
In his response, Governor Ganduje appreciated the speed of the process for the visibility of the Nigerian Navy in the state.
“We are so happy to have you here. I can see that the return match is so quick. This shows the level of seriousness from your part.”
“Your presence in Kano will definitely boost the morale of our youth in joining the Nigerian Navy. It will also improve our security of the state generally,”
Radio Nigeria recalled that Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje requested for presence and visibility of Nigerian Navy in Kano state during a visit to the Chief of Naval Staff last week in Abuja.