Navy charges personnel on internal security
The Nigerian Navy yesterday urged its officers and men to be disciplined and committed to duty for efficient service delivery to the nation.
The Commander, Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Pathfinder, Port Harcourt, Commodore Kennedy Egbuchulam, made the call while addressing troops at the end of the Navy’s second route march in Port Harcourt.
Egbuchulam said physical and mental fitness would help troops when deployed for internal security operations.
“One of the reasons why the route march is organised is to keep us (personnel) physically fit to accomplish task assigned to us. The exercise also enables us to demonstrate force - such that when residents see us marching through the streets, they get some sense of reassurance that they are safe,’’ he said.
He said personnel who were not mentally and physically fit will find it very difficult to carry out responsibilities as expected of him or her.
Egbuchulam said the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Adm. Ibok-Ete Ibas had prioritised welfare and training and retraining of troops.