President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday inaugurate the Nigerian Navy (NN) Sports Complex in Lagos.
This was disclosed by the Director, Naval Information (DINFO), Commodore Adedotun Ayo-Vaughan during a courtesy visit at The Nation’s head office yesterday.
According to the DINFO, the sports complex located at Navy Town, Ojo, is the first of its kind in the history of the service.
He said the complex would host the 12th Nigerian Navy Games aimed at further enhancing the physical fitness and well-being of personnel who would come from various commands, units and bases across the country.
Ayo-Vaughan who was received by the Managing Editor, Editorial Services, Lawal Ogienagbon, on behalf of the Managing Director, Victor Ifijeh, said his visit was in recognition of the support the NN has received from the newspaper over the years.
He urged the newspaper not to relent in its commitment to fair and accurate reportage of activities of the Navy, assuring that the service would ensure timely response on issues.
The DINFO also reeled out some of the successes of the NN under the Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo, emphasising that maritime crimes have been drastically reduced and Nigeria delisted from the International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) piracy hotbed lists.
In line with the vision of the CNS, Ayo-Vaughan said the Navy would continue to deny oil thieves, other economic saboteurs’ access to the country’s maritime space to perpetrate their criminality.