Buhari Approves Governing Boards For NPA, NIMASA

Muhammadu Buhari-NPA-NIMASANigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the composition of the governing board of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).

The approval was contained in a statement by the spokesman for the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Bolaji Adebiyi.

The new NPA governing board has 11 members with Mr Emmanuel Adesoye as its Chairman.

The members of the board are: Supo Shasore, Suleiman Halilu, Constance Harry Mashal, Umar Shu’aibu, Charles Sylvester, Hadiza Usman, Mohammed Koko, Dr. Sekonte Davis, Professor Idris Abubakar and Mrs I. J. Uche-Okoro.

Similarly, President Buhari approved a governing board for the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

The NIMASA board also has 11 members, with Major General Jonathan India Garba as the Chairman.

The members of the board are: Asekomhe Kenneth, Mohammed Muazu, Ebele Obi, S. U. Galadanchi, Ms Nene Dike, Dakuku Peterside, Rear Admiral Adeniyi Osinowo, Bashir Jamoh, Joseph Fashakin and Gambo Ahmed.

Navy Partners With Police To Strengthen Maritime Security

Police and NavyThe Nigerian Navy and the Police Force are collaborating to provide adequate security to the nation’s maritime domain, with strategic asset and vast resources.

To strengthen surveillance and capacity to protect the waterways in Lagos State, the Navy, on Saturday, drilled police officials on basic marine operations.

Combating threats such as piracy, pipeline vandalism, unregulated fishing, terrorism and other marine related crimes were examined at the training.

The Flag Officer Commanding the Naval Training Command, Rear Admiral Adeniyi Osinowo, said that the training would help the police.

“The event we are witnessing today (Saturday), is the demonstration of the collaboration between the leadership of the Nigerian Navy and the Nigerian Police Force to improve the proficiency of our personnel in maritime operations and in simplified term, the concept of the basic.

“Maritime operation course is designed for marine and riverine operations for personnel of the Nigerian Police Force,” he said.

Responding, Deputy Commissioner of Police, who represented the AIG Marine Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, thanked the Nigerian Navy for the attempt to incorporate the police in the fight against maritime crime.

“I thank the Naval Command for arranging the platform for our officers and men.

“We are always ready at any beck and call to come forward and collaborate with the navy and carry out our security duties for the safety and security of our people and the provision of the Constitution of this country (Nigeria) which has given us the powers and rights to perform as security officers,” he said.

As the nation strides towards a better future, protection of commonwealth is of utmost importance, this no doubt makes the programme desirable.















Boko Haram Deadline: Navy Steps Up Training For Its Men

boko haram-navyThe Nigerian Naval Training Command is leaving no stone upturned in its efforts to produce well-trained and motivated Naval officers to meet the present security challenges in the country.

The Flag Officer Commanding, Naval Training Command, Rear Admiral Adeniyi Osinowo, said this during an on-the-stop assessment of the training activities and facilities in Onne Naval College in Rivers State.

Rear Admiral Osinowo said that the Navy was mindful of the security order by President Muhammadu Buhari, and his command has since stepped up training to produce well-trained officers to meet the deadline.

According to the Navy, a total of 1,215 officers were set to pass out from the Onne Naval College in November, who will be posted to various units.

Recently, the Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Tukur Buratai, assured Nigerians that the military was working hard to succeed in meeting up with the set deadline, in spite of the the renewed bombings by suspected Boko Haram members.

Also, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, visited Lagos to find ways of tackling the situation.

The Air Chief disclosed that efforts were also being made to provide decent accommodation, healthcare services and welfare for his men, as a way of boosting their morale in the war against insurgents in north-east Nigeria.