RSG Acquires 10 Gunboats For Nigerian Navy

RSG Acquires 10 Gunboats For Nigerian Navy
Paul Obiajunwo, PortHarcourt

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has announced that the 10 New state-of-the-art security  gunboats  acquired  by the Rivers State Government would be delivered  to  the Nigerian Navy for the  enhanced  patrol of the state’s  waterways.

Speaking  after commissioning  the 120 Housing Units named Rivers Quarters at the  NNS Pathfinder which was funded partly by the Rivers State Government, Governor Wike urged the nav y to use the  newly  acquired  security gunboats strictly  forrr Rivers waterways.
He said  that the Rivers State Government will continue  to  support  the  Nigerian Navy  with the needed logistics  to protect the nation’s  assets.
“We have acquired  10 gunboats which would be delivered  to the Nigerian Navy  in a short while for the protection  of  national  assets in Rivers State”, Governor Wike said.
He announced that the second road leading  to  the  Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Pathfinder  would be reconstructed, pointing out that the first road to the base is nearing completion.
He commended the  leadership  of the NNS  Pathfinder  for ensuring that  quality  was not compromised  in the construction  of  the  120 Housing Units.
In his remarks, Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Ibok Ibas noted that the new accommodation  will further boost the morale of the personnel at the NNS Pathfinder.
He noted that the Nigerian Navy  is committed  committed to welfare of its personnel.
Chief of Naval Staff  lauded the Rivers State Governor  for his commitment to the welfare of the Nigerian Navy personnel. He also thanked him for approving the reconstruction  of the  second  road leading to the NNS Pathfinder.
Earlier, Commander  of NNS Pathfinder, Navy Commodore K.O. Egbuchulam informed  that the Rivers Quarters  in the Naval  Base was funded by the Rivers State Government with substantial contributions from the Naval Headquarters.