Buhari Lauds Naval Support For Internal Security

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The President, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari on Friday lauded the contribution and operational support of the Nigeria Navy to end internal security challenges in the country.

Buhari made the commendation virtually while supretending the commissioning of Nigeria Navy Logistics College, Dawakin-Tofa, Kano.

The president had used the occasion to inaugurate other projects including the 3,000-Capacity Ultramodern Correctional Centre, New International Terminal Building of Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport as well as the procurement of aircraft, equipment and buildings at the College of Aviation Technology Zaria, Kaduna.

He noted that the effective conduct of the Nigeria Navy along with other security agencies in the management of internal security has earned significantly improved security in the country.

The president commended the Chief of Naval Staff and his team with a level of infrastructural development and partnership with other institutions, adding that the college will no doubt enhance intelligence opportunity in the management of logistics operation.

Buhari, who maintained that the four projects commissioned remain critical to economic prosperity of the Nation, expressed confidence that the incoming government which is also a progressive administration will sustain the tempo of his improvement.

Earlier, the Defence Minister, Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd) asserted that the uncommon gesture and support of president Buhari has propelled the Nigerian Navy to commence major rehabilitation works and construction of additional facilities to set up a world class military logistics training institution being commissioned.

Magashi, who also spoke virtually explained that the logistics college has been affiliated with the Nigerian Defence Academy for the award of Masters in Logistics and Supply Chain Management to student officers on completion of the one-year training.

The Minister added that efforts are being concluded to accredit the College as a monotechnic that could run National and Higher National Diploma courses for service personnel and civilians, added that Procurement and Supply Chain Management as well as Catering and Hospitality Management courses have been granted provisional accreditation

According to him, the Nigerian Navy Logistics College is a professional training institution saddled with the responsibility of training Nigerian Navy Logistics personnel and those of sister Services, para-military organizations and the civilian populace.

Magashi expressed profound gratitude to the Kano state government for the unflinching support for the realization of this goal especially in the allocation of vast land covering approximately 103 hectares with existing structures at no cost to the Nigerian Navy.

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