Central Command wins Nigerian Navy annual swimming tourney
The Central Naval Command has clinched a total of 17 medals to win this year’s swimming competition of the Nigerian Navy which ended over the weekend in Onne, Rivers State.
They are followed by Nigerian Naval Training College with 16 medals and Eastern Naval Command who came third with six medals.
The annual Naval swimming competition drew participants from the six Commands of the Nigerian Navy.
Speaking at the closing ceremony, the Chief of Naval Staff , Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo who was represented by Navy Chief of Administration, Rear Admiral Francis Isaac called on all the armed forces and other security agencies in the country to work together so as to tackle the challenges of insecurity in the country.
He said “No doubt the competition has contributed to building esprit de corps and team spirit among us. Such cooperative attitudes are virtues most desirable at this critical time to meet complex security challenges confronting our dear nation.
“Also, as an aquatic force, it is necessary to always keep personnel abreast in the area of their statutory responsibilities which is the protection of our maritime domain.”