Rear Admiral Olushola Oluwagbire and Commodore Suleiman Ibrahim at NNS PATHFINDER
By GABRIEL OKECHUKWU, FRCN PORTHARCOURT
Flag Officer Commanding, FOC, Eastern Naval Command Nigerian Navy, Rear Admiral Olushola Oluwagbire says the fight against crude oil theft, illegal oil bunkering and pipeline vandalism will be intensified.
Rear Admiral Oluwagbire who made the commitment during his maiden operational tour to Nigerian Navy Ship, NNS Pathfinder Port Harcourt, Rivers State, warned that there will be no hiding place for anyone or group of persons engaging in illegal oil activities.
According to Rear Admiral Oluwagbire who recently assumed office as the FOC, Eastern Naval Command, his intention is to ensure that Naval Establishments under the Area of Responsibility of Easter Naval Command become reference points globally in line with the vision of the Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo.
“The only word I have for criminal elements that have remained un-repented is that they should stay out of Eastern Naval command AOR because we are going to look for them, we are going to smoke them out.
Like I have told the units and establishments under me that our vision as a command is to be the most professional Naval command not only in Nigerian Navy but the entire world.”
The FOC who was conducted round NNS Pathfinder base to inspect some projects by the Commander, Commodore Suleiman Ibrahim, expressed delight on the progress made by the command.
“At the same speed, at the pace and motivation that the Commander NNS Pathfinder is going about the projects, I am sure, everything is possible. I am simply impressed by the efforts of the commander; I wish him well.”
The Eastern Naval Command FOC encouraged men and officers of the command to give their best while carrying out their assignments.
Eastern Naval Command Area of Responsibility covers three states, namely, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Cross River.