Governor Wike Lauds Nigerian Navy For Being Apolitical

Governor Wike Lauds Nigerian Navy For Being Apolitical
Paul Obiajunwo, PortHarcourt
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has lauded the Nigerian Navy  for being apolitical, saying that  the  security  agency acts professionally at all times.
The governor  also lauded the Naval High Command  for tracking down Rivers State Fishing Commercial Fishing Trawler, which he said would boost the revenue  base of the state.
The governor who spoke when he received  the Flag Officer Commanding the Eastern Naval Command, Rear Admiral James Oluwole and the Commander of the Nigerian Navy Ship  (NNS) Pathfinder, Commodore I.N Kayoda, said that unlike other security  agencies, the Nigerian Navy has concentrated  on the promotion of security, rather than promotion of political interests.
He said: “The Nigerian Navy has lived above board. They have refused to be dragged into politics.  We have had  rerun elections in the state, but I have  had no reason  to complain about the conduct of naval personnel “.
He assured the Naval High Command  of the  support  of his administration in terms of the provision  of logistics  to fight crime.
The governor said that the gunboats  being purchased  for the Nigerian Navy by the Rivers State Government will be released to the security agency.
He charged  the Nigerian Navy to ensure that the gunboats  when delivered  should  be  used strictly  for the protection  of Rivers waters.
He said: “We are always willing to support security agencies.  Nobody will tolerate crime as it hinders  development “.
Earlier, Flag Officer Commanding the Eastern Naval Command, Rear Admiral James Oluwole announced that the Navy has tracked down the fishing  Trawler  of the Rivers State, pointing  out that  it would soon be handed over to the state government.
He lauded Governor Wike  for his commitment  to Naval Operations.  He said that the 120 Housing Units  completed by the administration  for the NNS Pathfinder  would help solve  the  accommodation challenges of the  personnel  at the facility.
Rear Admiral James Oluwole noted that the Nigerian Navy  would judiciously  use the gunboats  when delivered by the Rivers State Government.