… Commends Him For Taming Waterways Insecurity
#Prayer And Support The Nigerian Armed Forces And Other Security Agencies, has felicitated with the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo on his 57th Birthday.
As he marks 57 years of impactful living, members of Prayer And Support for the Nigerian Armed Forces and other Security Agencies, prayed for more wisdom for him to move the Navy beyond where it is and wish him more years in good health.
In a release signed by the group’s Convener, Mary Abayomi Fatile, Vice Admiral Gambo was commended for the great efforts aimed at taming insecurity on our waterways.
Mary Abayomi Fatile (right) with another member of the group.
“Since his assumption of office, he has demonstrated selflessness and an unmatched dedication in the discharge of his duties which have produced positive results in the nation’s maritime domain.
A former UK Secretary of State for Development, Ms. Hilary Benn, once said that development without security is not possible and security without development is only temporary.
Going by this, It is no longer news that insecurity in the nation water ways has been curb drastically since the CNS took the center stage.
The Nigerian Navy under the watch of Vice Admiral Gambo has sustained the fight against Piracy thereby denying economic saboteurs opportunities to siphon billions of naira every week.
This he did, by enhancing surveillance of the nation’s maritime domain with the introduction of the use of drones, deployment of helicopters to patrol the creeks and the Falcon Eye surveillance facility, to monitor the nation’s territorial waters as well as her corridors of the Gulf of Guinea.” She explained.
According to her, this intentional move has succeeded in eradicating crude oil theft and other maritime-related crimes in no mean way and has also encouraged foreign navies like France, Italian , among others, to pledge to partner with the Nigerian Navy to address sea robbery and piracy in the Gulf of Guinea’s corridor.
Some members of the group during an awareness creation walk on violence free elections recently.
Interestingly, activities of pirates and other transnational organised crimes that have been a major threat to maritime security and economic development in the Gulf of Guinea and the entire region has been dealt with drastically by the Nigerian Navy with the help of Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo.
‘Thereby resulting in a positive global assessment of Nigeria, with the historic delisting of the country from piracy prone state by the International Maritime Bureau.” She concluded