Nigerian Navy Trains Men On Maritime And Cyber Security
Nigerian Merchant Navy is requesting assistance from FG to fight maritime insecurity.
In order to combat current and potential security concerns in the marine environment, the Nigerian Navy has started training its sailors in cyber-security.
The Commandant of the Nigerian Navy Provost and Regulating School, Commodore Chindo Yahaya
announced over the weekend at the combined graduation ceremony for the Naval Provost Officers’ Basic Course 11/22 and Able Regulators’ Qualifying Course 13/22 held at the School’s temporary location in Makurdi.
He went on to say that in addition to Maritime Domain Awareness, additional new study areas that were presented throughout the 16 weeks of training for the 44 graduates—eight officers and 36 ratings—included Health, Safety, and the Environment.
Commodore Yahaya emphasized the significance of the School in the Nigerian Navy’s administration of criminal justice, discipline, and law enforcement.
He said: “this is why every effort is being made to continuously improve and expand the scope of the course contents in line with Mission and Vision of the Chief of the Naval Staff.
“Plans are ongoing also, for the School to commence Young Officers’ Advocacy Course and Police Administration and Security Management Course as captured in the Chief of the Naval Staff Strategic Directives 5 of 2021. The commencement of these courses will improve the outcomes of the School.”
The Commandant revealed that after the school’s relocation from Lagos in 2010 and subsequent need to relocate to a more suitable place for reasons of space and favorable environment “the school has been operating from this temporary site. The space has become too small and inadequate. However, I am delighted to say that concrete efforts are ongoing to resolve this issue by planned allocation of a land to the School in no distant future.”
Air Vice Marshall Sayo Olatunde, the Special Guest and Commandant of the Air Force War College, urged the graduates to always display bravery, self-control, and professionalism in the performance of their tasks.
According to him, “this is also a period of transformation and for you; it cannot be business as usual. The Nigerian Navy looks up to you to apply what you have learnt to improve your performance at your respective duty posts in the Service.”
The awarding of prizes to outstanding graduating officers and ratings was the highlight of the ceremony, which was seen by officials of sister military and paramilitary groups as well as friends and relatives of the graduands.