Matawalle Commends Nigerian Navy  Over Diligent Service To Nation

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By; ISAAC ODEH, Kaduna 

The Honourable Minister of State for Defence, Dr. Bello Muhammad Matawalle, has commended efforts of the Nigerian Navy in defending the territorial waters of the country. 

The minister was speaking shortly after gracing the Nigerian Navy Regimental Dinner Night, held last

Friday, at the Armed Forces Officers’ Mess Asokoro Abuja.

Dr. Bello Matawalle said the recent interception of  15,540 litres of petrol stored in a building along Badagry creeks, by the Forward Operating Base (FOB) of the Nigerian Navy in Badagry, Lagos State, was highly commendable. 

The minister said the administration of President Bola Tinubu is doing everything possible to support military operations to effectively and efficiently convert insurgency and other forms of criminality across the country. 

He said that the President has very good plans to renew the hopes of Nigerians and appealed to all and sundry to exercise patience and support the president in tackling the huge challenges the present government inherited, when it took over power about seven months ago. 

The minister, on behalf of President Tinubu thank all the retired Navy officers and men, for diligently serving the nation and wished them happy and prosperous retired life.

At the event the minister was warmly received at the occasion by the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Emmanuel I. Ogalla, who served as the Chief host for the event. 

Notable amongst the dignitaries who attended the dinner included the President of the Senate, Distinguished Senator Godswill Akpabio, and the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa, among others.

The event served as a platform to recognize and celebrate the invaluable contributions of retired officers to the Nigerian Navy and the nation at large.

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