The Nigerian Navy (NN) Sports Complex will be officially opened by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Lagos.
Commodore Adedotun Ayo-Vaughan, Director of Naval Information (DINFO), revealed this yesterday when paying a courtesy call to The Nation’s headquarters.
The DINFO claims that the sports complex at Navy Town, Ojo is the first of its sort in service history.
He said that the complex would play host to the 12th Nigerian Navy Games, which intended to improve the physical health and wellbeing of troops from various commands, units, and bases around the nation.
Ayo-Vaughan said his visit was in appreciation of the assistance the NN has gotten from the newspaper over the years. He was welcomed by the managing editor of editorial services, Lawal Ogienagbon, who was speaking on behalf of the managing director, Victor Ifijeh.
He urged the newspaper to be steadfast in its dedication to fair and truthful reporting of the Navy’s activities and reassured them that the service would ensure prompt resolution of any difficulties.
The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) delisted Nigeria from its list of pirate hotspots, and the DINFO also highlighted some of the achievements of the NN under Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo, the Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS).
According to Ayo-Vaughan, the Navy would continue to bar oil thieves and other economic saboteurs from using the nation’s maritime area to commit their crimes. This would be in keeping with the CNS’s objective.