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Navy commissions NNS Lugard, barracks in Kogi State


The Nigeria Navy, at the weekend, commissioned the Nigeria Navy Ship (NNS) Lugard, code named NNS Lugard and the newly constructed Navy Barracks in Banda, Lokoja in Kogi State.

The Nigeria Navy Ship Lugard was established in 2010, with two outposts in Idah and Onitsha, to ensure adequate security of the waterways in the confluence state and its environs.

While performing the inauguration of the newly constructed brick model 95 housing units, 1.83km road and other facilities in the new Naval base, the Special Guest of Honour and Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, pleged more support to the security agencies to ensure safety of lives and property in the state.

He thanked the Navy for its doggedness and synergy with other security agencies, which he said, had improved security and safety of lives and property in the state.

Bello congratulated the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas and other senior Naval officers for bringing the project to reality.

Ibas said the event was significant to the Navy in adequately discharging its roles at the base.

He said the Navy Barracks in Banda would house both operational and administrative activities, including barracks, schools, hospitals among others.

He thanked the people particularly Banda, the host community, for their cooperation and accommodation.


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