Following the wave of attacks by bandits and Boko Harm on the inhabitants of the North, the Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo, decided to move the Desert Warfare Institute to Kano.
Rear Admiral COR Ezekobe, Chief of Policy and Plans, Nigerian Navy, paid a courtesy visit to the office of the Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje where he made the submission.
He said: “We are here to actualize the fruitful engagement we had when His Excellency visited us on the 3rd of June. The Chief of Naval Staff directed me to lead this team in actualising some of the promises made to you when you visited the Naval headquarters.
“Our project standing on 12 hectares of land, is a multi-purpose project. We are moving our Desert Warfare of our Special unit to Kano Your Excellency. This unit is highly trained in both the United States of America and Britain. And they are recognized to be of best performance.”
“We would like to develop a Barack, so that when the need arises we can defend ourselves and also the state. That will definitely help in improving the security of the state in particular and the nation in general.”
Ganduje thanked the Nigerian Navy for the kind gesture to establish the project in the state.
Ganduje said: “We are so happy to have you here. I can see that the return match is so quick. This shows the level of seriousness on your part.
“Your presence in Kano will definitely boost the morale of our youth in joining the Nigerian Navy. It will also improve our security of the state generally,” he stated.
“We are very much ready for all the requests you came with pertaining this and other projects for the development of the state. And for improving the security of our dear state. We are always ready.”
“We will also facilitate the proposed Maritime lecture by the Chief of Naval Staff in one of our universities. There is no doubt about this. Tell him he is always welcome.”
Source: www.Newzandar News