~~~as Nigerian Navy pledges continuous fight against criminal elements in the state.
Rivers State government has handed over two of its schools, Model Secondary School Egberu in Oyigbo Local Government Area and Ammassador Nne Furu Kurugbo Model Secondary school, Ebube-Eleme, in Eleme Local Government Area to the Nigeria Navy.
Performing the hand over today in his office in Port Harcourt, the state commissioner for Education Prof Prince Chinedu Mmom JP said the presence of the Nigeria Navy in these locations will strengthen the security of the host communities and also strengthen the relationship between the state government and the Nigerian Navy.
Prof. Mmom said the state executive Council graciously consented to given the two schools to the Nigerian Navy on their request for use as Nigerian Navy training collage urging them to put it to use immediately.
In his word ” Rivers State government has enjoyed a good relationship with the Nigerian Navy and this gesture will further strengthen that Relationship”.
In his response, the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Eastern Naval Command, Rear Admiral Ibraham Abdullahi Dewu said the Rivers State Government has given the Nigerian Navy the needed support especially in the area of security which has enhanced their operations in the water ways.
He thanked the Governor of Rivers State His Excellency Chief Barr. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (CON, GSSRS, LIFE BENCHER) for been at the fore front of the fight against illegality in the maritime environment.
He also promised on behalf of the Chief of Naval staff that the facilities will be put to good use adding that Nigerian Navy will continue to fight against criminal elements in the state.
Tochi Abinye pepple
Senior Information Officer
Ministry of Education
3rd April, 2023