8 December 2012

Nigeria: Jaji - New Commandant Takes Over, Tasks Navy Over Security

The new commandant, Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), Air Vice-Marshal (AVM) Eko Efiom Osim, has assumed office.

In one of his first official engagements yesterday, Osim asked the Nigerian Navy to cooperate with all stakeholders to combat maritime security challenges in the country.

In his address at the Junior Course 74/2012, Department of Maritime Warfare Policing at AFCSC headquarters, Jaji, Kaduna, Osim said the seminar would provide the stakeholders and the students the opportunity to reappraise the activities of all sea users and generate discussion on issues relating to improved security in the maritime domain.

Osim further stated that the seminar was aimed at acquainting the students with the Nigerian Navy fleet operations, with emphasis on the policing role, and to state the necessity for collaboration between the Nigerian Army and other maritime stakeholders towards meeting the challenges in Nigeria's maritime domain.

Forty-five Nigerian Navy officers from the ranks of lieutenants and two civilians from the DSS and DIA participated in the seminar.

He said, "as the team of the students' operations visits the states, there is therefore a need to continuously cooperate with all stakeholders to combat contemporary maritime security challenges,"

Earlier, the director, Department of Maritime War (DMW), Navy Commodore Ati John, expressed the Navy's commitment to providing solutions to the current security challenges in the country.

Represented by the chief instructor in DMW, Navy Captain Chally Adewale, the director pledged that the service would combat maritime security challenges and improve its operations in collaboration with other stakeholders.

Copyright © 2012 Leadership. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.