Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Western Naval Picture, Rear Adm. Yakubu Wambai said that the expectations of the Stabilisation Give a boost to Mission in Guinea Bissau would yield many positives.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) experiences that military wares equivalent to vehicles, vehicles, and tankers were amongst the equipment shipped on NNS KADA.
Guinea Bissau has experienced four coups since independence from Portugal in 1974 and is right this moment in turmoil.
“Nigeria’s effort in opposition to peace-holding and peace enforcement in Guinea Bissau turns into germane while the Armed Forces of Nigeria’s synergy will develop into a hallmark because it continues to characteristic.
“The role the Nigerian Navy is taking part in this day by NNS KADA conveying military hardware is one among the roles assigned to the Nigerian Navy Constitutionally.
“By transferring this equipment, we are supporting ECOWAS with the stabilisation make stronger pressure that is established in Guinea Bissau,’’ he said.
The FOC also said that the motion of the equipment thru NNS KADA showed that the Nigerian Navy and the Nigerian Armed Forces had advance of age to behavior such operations efficiently.
“The Chief of Defence Team, Chief of Naval Team, Chief of Navy Team, and Chief of Air Team introduced it collectively to demonstrate the manifestation under the leadership of the Minister of Defence.
“On the tip, we can proceed to showcase the seemingly, ability, and competence of the Armed Forces of Nigeria to the total world while holding peace within our sub-characteristic.
“This positions Nigeria as a regional energy and continues to demonstrate that we are in the lead,’’ he stressed out.
Wambai recalled that in 1990, the Nigerian Navy performed a identical affirm the utilization of NNS AMBE and NNS DAMISA to bring equipment and personnel to relief to stabilise Liberia.
The affirm turned into performed on the platform of the Economic Community of West African States Monitoring Community (ECOMOG).
ECOMOG is a West African peacekeeping pressure that started with roughly 3,000 troops and has grown to between 10,000 and 12,000 troops, the substantial majority being Nigerians.
ECOMOG incorporated forces from 5 worldwide locations of ECOWAS: Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone, later joined by Mali.
In step with Wambai, “we did the identical thing in Sierra Leone; three years in the past in Gambia and now we are doing it in Guinea Bissau.
“We can proceed to showcase our role and huge brotherliness by helping and coming to help from these West African worldwide locations whenever there might be the necessity,’’ the FOC declared.
He said that the ECOWAS standby pressure turned into easy in existence and that the Nigerian Navy would consume that umbrella to proceed to work and characteristic to make stronger peace and steadiness within the West African sub-characteristic.
Wambai informed the contingent en route Guinea Bissau to follow integrity, professionalism, and teamwork in all their operations.
“I need to remind you that the guidelines of engagement in the mission field question that you just mark utmost professionalism in the discharge of your responsibilities.
“Also, I need to gallop you to admire the religious and cultural sensitivity of the host nation for the length of discharging your responsibilities,’’ the FOC told the departing contingent.