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Akwa Ibom Government Restates Commitment To Partner Nigerian Navy On Maritime Security

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The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Pastor Umo has reiterated the resolve of his administration to have a robust working relationship with Security Agencies operating within the Maritime Sector.

The State Governor, Pastor Umo Eno stated this when he played host to the Flag Officer, Commanding Eastern Naval of the Nigerian Navy, Rear Admiral Saheed Akinwande at Government House, Uyo.

The Governor maintained that already, the state government has in the past few months, invested in gunboats, and created a dedicated Ministry for Internal and Waterways Security, among other moves, while noting that he was ready to cooperate with the Nigerian Navy towards ensuring that no part of the state is a haven for criminality.

Rear Admiral Akinwande, in his remark, noted the long-standing relationship between the Command and the Akwa Ibom State Government as reflected in the huge contributions made by Governor Umo Eno to the Nigerian Navy and by extension, the maritime sector.

Akinwande informed Governor Eno that the command has stepped up its operations to enhance the socio-economic activities in the coastal areas, after taking delivery of some navy ships, while affirming that the command will continue to do everything to ensure the smooth operations of the eastern naval command.

The command covers Akwa Ibom, Cross River, and Rivers states.

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