The Eastern Naval Command (ENC) of the Nigerian Navy Calabar, on Friday stated it had destroyed unlawful refineries inside its space of duty.
Rear Adm. Victor Adedipe, the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), ENC, disclosed this to newsmen whereas adorning two senior officers.
Adedipe adorned Capt. Mary Adetola, the fourth feminine officer within the Nigerian Navy to grow to be a Commodore within the Nursing unit alongside Lt.-Commander Mohammad Zakariya, who was additionally promoted to Commander.
However, the FOC stated that 2017 had been a profitable yr for the command.
“We have completed rather a lot in 2017, at any time when this unlawful refineries spring up and we uncover them; we shut them down every day.
“We have equally arrested fairly quite a lot of criminals at sea who have been terrorising ships and different vessels that have been traversing our maritime atmosphere.
“We have some challenges; we nonetheless have insufficient platforms and logistic challenges. But, throughout the constraint of what’s supplied, we are going to proceed to perform very properly,’’ he stated.
The FOC congratulated the newly adorned senior officers and urged them to see their promotion as a name to greater service.
Responding, Commodore Omotola, a matron within the Navy Hospital, Calabar, thanked God for her elevation.
She promised to work onerous to justify the arrogance on her, assuring that she would proceed to discharge her constitutional duties successfully.
“I wish to specifically thank the almighty God who has made today successful. My honest appreciation additionally goes to the Chief of the Naval Staff and the FOC for locating us worthy of this gracious promotion’’, she stated.