We’ll fully implement presidential directives on insecurity, CNS vows
- Pix: Vice Admiral Auwal Zubairu Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff/ SHARE THIS
To return peace and security to Nigerians and enable them move around freely to carry out their businesses without iota of fear, the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Auwal Zubairu Gambo, has expressed the determination of all service chiefs to implement holistically the presidential directives to up their ante.
Vice Admiral Gambo, who spoke in Calabar during his maiden tour of the Eastern Naval Command, also charged all naval personnel to live up to expectation to ensure the mandate is carried out, or be shown the way out.
“The President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has commanded us to return peace and security to our citizens to enable them to move around and do their businesses without fear. Team work, professionalism and integrity will be required from all to achieve this.
“The core values of the Nigerian Navy should be upheld by officers and ratings. Discipline remains the foundation of military service. I shall continue to monitor your activities, and shall not hesitate to relieve, without notice, the appointment of anyone if found wanting, and this includes those who collude with economic saboteurs, bandits and armed robbers. In the same vein, those who portray the Nigerian Navy in good light shall be rewarded handsomely.
“I, therefore, urge you all to live up to expectations and perform your assigned responsibilities diligently. If you cannot perform your responsibility as expected, it will result in your immediate replacement with more competent hands. Welfare of all naval personnel shall be taken seriously,” he said while addressing the naval officers and ratings.
He said his men were doing all that was possible to ensure security in the country’s territorial waters, including the Gulf of Guinea, and added, “The Nigerian Navy has been doing its job of curbing insecurity like sea robbery, piracy, including crude oil theft and all other illicit crimes in the maritime space./ SHARE THIS