The Nigerian Navy has deployed two of its Vessels NNS EKULU and NNS KARADUWA to participate in the activities lined up for the 60th anniversary of the Ghanaian Navy.
This is to strengthen relationship with the Ghana Navy
The Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval command Rear Admiral Oladele Daji made this known while flagging off the departure of the vessels at NNS Beecroft Jetty in Apapa
Rear Admiral Daji who was represented by the Chief of Staff Officer Western Naval Command Rear Admiral Murtala Barshi described the visit to Ghana as one of the diplomatic roles to Forster relationship with the Ghanaian navy and other navies and also to brainstorm towards the collective capacity building to effectively police the maritime domain of the sub-region
The Commanding officer NNS Ekulu commander Andrew Zidon told the Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral Ibok Ette Ibas that it was a great privileged that his vessel was nominated to participate in the exercise to secure the gulf of Guinea
Also, The Commanding officer NNS KARADUWA commander Kennedy Manllumbi expressed pleasure at the opportunity to sail to Ghana but admonished his men to stay away from acts that could tarnish the image of the country
NNS KARADUWA has ship components of 38 ten officers and 28 ratings are on board while NNS EKULU is a fast patrol boat of the river town class built in france for the Nigerian Navy to perform surveillance patrols along the Nigerian coast as it equipped surveillance interception and boarding means