My administration added 20 ships to boost Navy’s capacity – Buhari

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According to the Federal Government, Nigeria has purchased more than 20 capital ships for the Nigerian Navy.

This was said on Monday in Lagos at the Nigerian Navy 2023 Presidential Fleet Review, which had the theme “Readiness for National Prosperity.”

During the exercise, Buhari praised the Navy’s efforts in shipbuilding as he inspected 16 of its ships as well as partner naval ships from Ghana and Italy.

The President claimed that during his administration, the Nigerian Navy fleet was vigorously recapitalized as a result of his administration’s observation of an unbreakable link between maritime security and economic prosperity.

“We have purchased over 20 capital ships for the Nigerian Navy. Along with more than 300 inland patrol and assault craft, these ships also include offshore patrol vessels, landing ship transport, hydrographic survey vessels, seaward defence boats, and helicopters.

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I had the privilege of putting into service three new vessels: the Italian-made NN410 helicopter, the United Arab Emirates-built NNS KADA landing ship transport, and the People’s Republic of China-donated NNS IBENO. I sincerely appreciate the support and mutual military cooperation from our shipbuilding partner nations, as it has encouraged local shipbuilding by the Nigerian Navy, he said.

According to Buhari, piracy in the nation has significantly decreased over the last seven years, with the International Maritime Bureau delisting Nigeria from its list of piracy-prone nations in March 2022.

“I will especially praise the thorough prosecution and arraignment of MT Heroic Idun, following its discovery and arrest for trying to load crude oil without permission offshore Bonny in August 2022, among other things. This successful conviction serves as further evidence of the Navy’s commitment to safeguarding resources for monetary prosperity, according to Buhari.

He claimed that the Nigerian Navy’s efforts to build indigenous ships in accordance with the country’s plan to develop local content are having a positive impact.

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