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Nigerian Navy calls for special court for maritime cases

The Nigerian Navy has demanded the establishment of a Special Maritime Court to expedite adjudication on maritime cases.

This call was made on Friday in Abuja when the Navy Director of Information, Commodore Adams Aliyu, representing the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla, paid a courtesy visit to the Director-General of Voice of Nigeria, VON, Malam Jibrin Baba-Ndace.

“Based on the mandate to eliminate the menace of oil theft, we have launched Operation Delta Security in Warri to combat oil theft.

The Chief of Naval Staff, whose speech was delivered by Cmdr Aliyu, said: “So far, we have made remarkable progress in arrest, seizure and deactivation of illegal storage tanks and refineries.”

Revealing his vision for the Nigerian Navy, Ogalla said: “It is to have a highly motivated and professional naval force capable of shaping the security outcome within Nigeria’s maritime domain and land-based enhancement in fulfilment of our national interest.

“To achieve the mission, I have a vision, which is to maintain and equip a professional, competent and ethical naval force, leveraging all national power for effective defence of Nigeria’s maritime interests against all forms of threats.

“All these are also to secure the maritime environment in the Gulf of Guinea to enable economic prosperity in line with President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda, which birthed the Ministry of Blue Economy.”

Nigerian Navy calls for special court for maritime cases

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