Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Navy to establish Base in Niger

By News Express on 14/03/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 935

•Governor Sani-Bello and the Nigerian Navy team at the Government House, Minna.
•Governor Sani-Bello and the Nigerian Navy team at the Government House, Minna.


The Nigerian Navy is to establish a naval base in Shagunu, Borgu local government of Niger State, Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Adniral Ebok-Ete Ibas, has disclosed.

To this end, the naval chief has sent a team of experts to the state for on-the-spot assessment of the area with a view to perfecting the required modalities for the establishment of the base.

The naval chief disclosed this in Minna, the state capital, through Commodore Olu A. Bankole after a closed-door meeting with Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello at the Government House, Minna.

He said the initiative to establish the base was at the instance of Governor Sani-Bello following a meeting with the Minister of Defence, Brigadier General Mansur Dan-Ali, on the need to strengthening the security base of the state.

The naval chief said that the presence of a naval base in Shagunu will improve the socio-economic activities of the area, improve the security of the area as it is the border with other West African countries, a gateway to other countries.

According to him, “Security seawards would be provided as part of security check in fighting transnational crime in the border area.

“We are here on the instruction of the chief of naval staff to have a look at the place and to advise on how the Navy can start a base in Shagunu, Borgu Local Government Council.”

He said that both the governor and chief of naval staff were keen on starting the naval operational office as soon as all modalities were completed the base will come alive.

The officer added that the base will kick start with a secondary school and it was aimed at leveraging the people of the area as well as provide maritime security.

“The most important thing is that the process is starting, once the process starts all things can continue, we just hope that soon there will be a navy presence here.”

It will be recalled that Governor Sani-Bello in company of the Mai Borgu, Alhaji (Barrister) Mohammed Haliru Dantoro recently met with the Minister of Defence, Brigradier General Monsur Dan-Ali to open discussion on the need to establish a naval base in the area.

Source News Express

Posted 14/03/2018 05:18:06 AM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+



REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25 minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...


You may also like...
Niger Delta youth leaders hail Buhari for promoting...

He’s hit the ground running: Willie goes to...

NiMET forecasts cloudy weather for today along with...

CBN programme crashes price of local rice

Church leaders should be propagators of truth: Obaze...

Boko Haram: House of Reps rejects Jonathan’s request...

Chelsea Crisis: We’re right behind Mourinho, says Mikel...

Transport owners end strike, reach truce with Bayelsa...

2015 NESD in Imo State: Call for Healthy...

FG, States, LGs share N35B March Oil Subsidy...

Kidnap kingpin arrested in Delta, 2 killed in...

Imo govt. assures spare parts dealers of accommodation...


Latest News PMB 2019: Amaechi and his audacity All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing, By Benjamin Obiajulu Aduba Soldier kills 13-year-old school boy in Ondo Abandoned Projects: EFCC goes after Niger Delta contractors El-Zakzaky: How protesting Shiites killed policeman Russia 2018: Pastor demands money to pray for Super Eagles’ win over Iceland 2018 Budget: South East senators express shock over reported cuts Nigerian banks lose N12.30bn to fraud in 4 years – NIBSS Auditor’s Report: NASS to sanction erring MDAs Convention: APC Diaspora members throw weight behind Oshiomhole as new party chairman Again, court dismisses serial fraudster, Emmanuel Nwude’s application for bail Egypt to open defence office in Abuja


Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (352,401 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (351,816 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (280,342 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (230,203 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (209,138 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (208,857 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (181,883 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (163,985 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (153,969 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (148,688 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (143,894 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (135,715 views)


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (50) Business & Economy (3,261) Business Verdict (44) Columnists (871) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (505) Features (607) Global Business Monitor (283) International (2,045) Interview (154) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (124) News (36,383) Opinion (1,005) Pidgin (10) Politics (5,299) Religion (771) Sports (1,555) Stock Watch (30) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update


CBN banner

Firstmobile banner




Portugal v Spain 2018


APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera