Navy charges per­son­nel on internal se­cu­rity

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Vic­tor Edozie, Port Har­court

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.

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