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Anambra State Governor Pledges to Work with Nigerian Navy to Sustain Security Efforts

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Anambra State Governor Pledges to Work with Nigerian Navy to Sustain Security Efforts
Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo CFR, has pledged to continue to work with the Nigerian Navy to sustain his administration's security efforts. This article highlights the Governor's assurance to the Navy and their mutual commitment to combating oil bunkering and other criminal activities in Anambra State. The Governor urges the Navy to strive to reduce oil theft, emphasizing its impact on national revenue.

Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo CFR, has reiterated his administration's commitment to working hand in hand with the Nigerian Navy in maintaining security across the state. This assurance came when Governor Soludo received a delegation from the Nigerian Navy, led by Rear Admiral Umar S.A. Chugali, Flag Officer Commanding, Central Naval Command.

During the familiarization visit at the Governor's Lodge in Amawbia, Governor Soludo expressed his gratitude to the Navy for their unwavering commitment to protecting lives and property in Anambra State. He especially commended their efforts in combatting oil bunkering and other criminal activities plaguing the nation.

The Governor, emphasizing the need for continuous collaboration with the Navy, highlighted the challenge of oil theft and how it affects the country's revenue. He encouraged the Navy to keep up their hard work in curbing this menace, as a significant reduction in oil theft would greatly benefit the nation's economy.

"The Navy has a huge task, but I commend them for their efforts so far," Governor Soludo stated. "If we can reduce oil theft by 70-80%, that will have a substantial positive impact on the country's revenue."

Rear Admiral Umar S.A. Chugali, Flag Officer Commanding, Central Naval Command, reasserted the Navy's dedication to securing Anambra State. With responsibility over numerous states, including Anambra, the Central Naval Command ensures regular visits to familiarize themselves with various units and engage with the Chief Security Officer of each state.

Explaining the strategic importance of the Onitsha water bank outpost, Rear Admiral Chugali recognized the significance of maintaining a visible presence on the waterways due to its continued utilization as a major mode of transportation.

The Nigerian Navy's delegation comprised Commander A.K. Okwori (Information), Commander A.O. Bahaishe (Acting Commander, Naval Outpost, Onitsha), Flag Lieutenant Slt I.K. Akesme, COO Commander S.I. Lengaya, CAO Commander N.C. Ekwom, FC Commander A.O. Ogunleye, Commander S.I. Ibrahim (Command Naval Base, Oguta). They were accompanied by esteemed government representatives, including the Chief of Staff, Mr. Ernest Ezeajughi, the Commissioner for Homeland Security, Mr. Chikodili Anara, the Commissioner for Transport, Mrs. Patricia Igwebuike, the Commissioner for Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Mr. Anthony Ifeanya, and the Special Adviser to the Governor on Security Matters, AVM Ben Chiobi.

The collaborative efforts between the Anambra State Government and the Nigerian Navy demonstrate a shared commitment to ensuring the security and well-being of residents. By addressing challenges such as oil bunkering and theft, both entities strive to create an environment conducive to growth and prosperity across the state.

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