Nigerian Navy to establish base in Kano
Jack Acheme, Kano
The Nigerian Naval board has approved the establishment of a new Naval Base in Kano state North Western Nigeria.
The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo made the statement during a courtesy call on the governor Kano state at his office on Wednesday as a sideline to the Chief of Naval Staff Annual Conference 2021, holding in the state.
He said the Nigerian Naval Board approved the establishment of the new Naval Base in Kano among other selected states like Oguta lake Naval Base in Imo state, Lekki in Lagos state to improve security in the country.
” The Base when established will contribute to showcase the effort of the Nigerian Armed forcess in keeping the country as one indivisible nation,” said the Chief of Naval Staff
We want to quickly move in for the development of the Kano Naval Base located in Dawakin Tofa. We further solicit for the support of the Kano state government in any way to enhance the development of the site because of lean resources”
He commended the Kano state government for giving them the land for their seamless operation, stressing that a new Acting commander of the base has been appointed.
“We are equally thankful to His Excellency’s effort and support, by allocating 100 hectares of land for our new Naval Base in the state.”
“We have already appointed the Acting Commander of the Base in the person of Captain Muhammad Abubakar Alhassan. Who should, henceforth, be part of the security architecture of the state,” explained the CNS.
Governor Ganduje commended the Nigerian Navy for choosing Kano for their Conference, “which is an indication that Kano is safe, secured and peaceful.”
“We are very grateful for the choice of Kano to have a Naval Base. This is highly instrumental. It gives us more and more courage to be above board in securing our dear state,” said the Governor.
He said the acting Commander of the new Naval Base in Kano has now become part of the security architecture of the state and will be invited regularly to security meetings.