President Muhammadu Buhari has hailed the Nigerian navy for efficient use of ships, saying, it has significantly helped in the fight against crude oil theft, and piracy among other marine crimes.
Buhari, who spoke at the 2023 presidential fleet review in Lagos, said the achievements of the Nigerian navy were great pride to the country.
Buhari also commended the arraignment and persecution of “mt heroic idun”, after the detection and arrest for attempting to load crude oil at the Bonny offshore in August 2022 without authorisation among others.
On his part, Auwal Gambo, chief of naval staff (CNS), said the induction of the fleet would reduce crimes and boost the socio-economic impact of the country.
Gambo also said the support of the president has made the acquisition of additional vessels as well as several air assets to be possible.