THE Federal Government has assured the Nigerian security forces of its commitment to upgrade military hardware and equipment to fight security challenges and defend the territorial integrity of the nation.
The Minister of Defence General Aliyu Gusau Mohammed, reaffirmed the pledge in Abuja at the commissioning of the naval headquarters new office extension that it is part of the efforts of government to ensure commitment and patriotism in the execution of their responsibility to defend the country.
“Let me assure you of government’s commitment to the ongoing ef General Aliyu Gusau Mohammedforts at upgrading equipment holding of the Nigerian Navy and other services including their support facilities and welfare.
“The contributions of the Nigerian Navy in our fight against security challenges and its achievements in the fight against oil theft and other maritime crimes is noted. I urge the officers and ratings of the Nigerian Navy not to rest on their oars but remain patriotic, disciplined and committed to their professional calling,” he charged.
The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Vice Admiral Usman Jubrin, said the project was commenced due to the acute shortage of office accommodation at the headquarters, when he was the chief of logistics