Chief of Naval Staff, other officers, Nigerian Navy hold retreat in Abuja


The Retreat was attended by the Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS), Primary Staff Officers at NHQ, Flag Officers Commanding (FOCs) and commanders of surgeries foundations, while the remainder of the NN units, ships and institutions participated virtually through Zoom video conference connection.

The topic of the Retreat was “Effective Management for Nigerian Navy Operational Efficiency,” with a specific focus on the function of decision-making, comments mechanism and fund in engendering successful direction across all levels of control from the NN.

He noticed that the lectures have been discussed by means of a Panel, while opinions, donations and clarifications were made by participants in NHQ in addition to virtual participants throughout all levels of control in the NN.

Thereafter he included flag officers and commanders of operational foundations who gave a short on actions and challenges of the orders with special emphasis in their tasking and plan of activity to the actualisation of their CNS Strategic Directives.

In the conclusion of this 2-day occasion, which had been adjudged to be a massive success, some settlements were adopted and reached, which can be outlined in this Communiqué.

It was generally agreed that the Naval Headquarters was to launch Campaign Planning Cells which are to present using marine strategic quotes for the behaviour of operations across different levels of control to improve NN capability to efficiently discharge its inherent functions. Participants also agreed that NHQ would be to lobby the Grand Strategic Level of Control for the Acquisition of a new frigate to function as Flagship to substitute the Nigerian Navy Ship ARADU and enhance NN Order of Battle.

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He explained “the escape also consented that NHQ was to consummate Memoranda of Understanding with Original Equipment Manufacturers such as Messrs MTU of both Germany and Messrs Yamaha of Japan to enhance the access to spares for enhanced platform accessibility to efficiently secure Nigeria’s marine domain”

He noted the Retreat also advocated for the establishment of a ‘Fundamental Maritime Operations Course’ for junior officers and evaluations from the NN to enhance human capacity for the behaviour of successful maritime operations.

He added that Naval Headquarters also promised to standardise the gear holding of operations controls and foundations to enhance the combat readiness and logistics assistance from the NN for improved operational effectiveness.

He explained, “Commanders at different degrees were also tasked with leverage existing strategic partnerships to improve their operational readiness and keep continuous liaison with different stakeholders, such as host communities which are crucial to their actualisation of NN aims and objectives”.

Commanders were to additionally guarantee they collect incontrovertible proof of infractions prior to detaining any boat at sea in addition to reinvigorate present mechanics emplaced to ensure appropriate liaison and timely exchange data to counter neighbouring and liquid threats which exceed geospatial boundaries of orders in the NN.

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At length, the CNS billed commanders and staff officers at all levels to emplace sufficient steps to ensure sensible utilisation of delegated resources from the discharge of the responsibilities, as the NN beneath his watch could have zero tolerance for wastages, indiscipline and incompetence.

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