Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has praised the Navy for its success in the fight against sea piracy and protection of national assets. Okowa also commended the Navy for restoring peace in the creeks of the Niger Delta The governor spoke when the Flag Officer Commanding Logistics Command, Oghara, Rear Admiral Peter Onaji and top officers of the command visited him yesterday in Asaba, the state capital According to the him, “the activities of the Navy have helped to curb sea piracy and protection of national assets, especially facilities that transport crude and gas; it is important that the Navy does not relax on its duties, because of the importance of having secured maritime for socio-economic activities.” Continuing, he said: “Today, we have peace in the creeks, largely due to the efficiency of the Navy, in collaboration with other security agencies and stakeholders.” He hailed the chief of Naval Staff for his commitment to develop the Navy to face any challenge, saying his initiatives was felt in the state and Niger Delta. Okowa described as laudable efforts by the Navy to make its facilities, especially medical and educational institutions, available to the public. He promised that his administration will partner the Navy to build a secondary school in the state. Earlier, Rear Admiral Onaji said he was recently posted to be the Command Officer in charge of Logistics Command, Oghara and the visit to the Governor was important to intimate him about the activities of the Command. Source: thenationonlineng
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