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Nigeria: Why Navy Relocated Naval Bases to Abia, Kano, Kaduna, Kwara, Kogi

The Nigerian Navy weekend explained why newly established naval bases were relocated.

 

There were criticisms over the relocation of some of the bases to the north, a non-maritime environment.

 

A statement issued by Naval Headquarters said the movement of the bases was designed to decongest its presence in Lagos area by expanding to other locations other than Lagos, Calabar, Warri and Port Harcourt

 

“The Navy Board recently approved the establishment of three new naval bases in Lekki, Oguta and Kano. Out of these three locations, the decision to site a base in Kano has elicited debates and commentaries in the public. Some commentators have queried the decision to site a naval base in Kano.

 

Source: Africa Focus