The Nigerian Navy said a new naval base would be established in Kano state,following the approval by the Navy Board
Making the revelation, the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo, said an officer of the rank of Navy Captain (colonel equivalent in the Nigerian Army) has been appointed to head the newly established base.
The Naval Chief made the revelation when he paid a courtesy visit on the governor of Kano State Abdullahi Ganduje at his office.
Admiral Gambo said the Navy is in Kano State for the Chief of Naval Staff Annual Conference 2021, which is holding between September 1 to 4, 2021.
His words: “Your Excellency I am glad to inform you that, the Nigerian Naval Board, has approved the establishment of Naval Base in Kano. Which falls among other Naval Bases approved by the Board in some selected states.
“We are equally thankful to His Excellency’s effort and support, by allocating 100 hectares of land for our new Naval Base in the state
“We have already appointed the Acting Commander of the Base, who is Captain Muhammad Abubakar Alhassan. Who should, henceforth, be part of the security architecture of the state.”
He said that when the Base has been established, ” it will contribute to showcase the effort of the Nigerian Navy for keeping the nation as one indivisible nation.”
“Your choice of Kano shows how confident you are concerning the security and safety of the state. It also tells others that Kano is safe, secured and peaceful.” Ganduje
“We are very grateful for the choice of Kano to have a Naval Base. This is highly instrumental. It gives us more and more courage to be above board in securing our dear state.
The newly appointed acting Commander of your Naval Base in Kano, will now be part of our security architecture. He will always be invited for our routine security meetings,” the governor Ganduje said.