He additionally urged ingenuity in complementing the federal government’s efforts by wanting inwards to assemble and improvise some important operational instruments.
Talking on the commissioning ceremony of the three Naval ships, Nigerian Navy Ship UNITY, Nigerian Navy Ship KARADUWA and the Nigerian Navy Tugboat COMMANDER EDWIN UGWU, Buhari counseled the Nigerian Navy for constructing two out of the three ships that had been commissioned.
The Nigerian Navy Ship UNITY was inbuilt China, whereas the KARADUWA in addition to the Nigerian Navy Tugboat COMMANDER EDWIN UGWU had been constructed in Nigeria.
The President stated, “It’s most fulfilling to notice that our personal engineers on the Nigerian Navy Dockyard, Lagos and the Naval Shipyard, Port Harcourt are wholly chargeable for the constructing of the Seaward Defence Boat, Nigerian Navy Ship KARADUWA and the Tugboat COMMANDER EDWIN UGWU, respectively.
“Additionally it is price noting that NNS UNITY, which is Nigeria’s latest warship, is the second of such acquisitions from the Peoples’ Republic of China.”
In response to the President, the Nigerian Navy had proven nice foresight in nurturing the imaginative and prescient for the NNS Unity and her sister ships, noting that it was comforting that efforts weren’t confined to utilizing overseas sources alone, however in mobilising native enhances.