Nigerian Navy Appoints New Director of Information

The new spokesman of the Nigerian Navy (NN), Cdre Ayo Olugbode, on Thursday in Abuja, took over from his predecessor, Navy Capt Suleman Dahun. Cdre Olugbode while taking over from Dahun, promised to consolidate on the good work of his predecessor in taking the service to greater heights. He urged the personnel under the Directorate of Information to support him the way they supported their former boss to ensure the success of the directorate.

Until his appointment, Cdre Olugbode was the Assistant Director, Civil/Military Relations, Naval Headquarters. He had also held office as Defence Adviser, Nigeria High Commission, India, with concurrent accreditation to Bangladesh, Nepal, South Korea, Singapore and Sri-Lanka. The new spokesman was sometime the Executive Officer, NN Ship OBULA. Meanwhile, the outgoing spokesman has thanked the navy for the opportunity given to him to serve and said his tenure was very eventful due to hardwork and cooperation of the personnel.



The Nigerian Navy will on Saturday 11 November 2017 launch 20 new patrol boats at NNS DELTA, Warri-Delta State. These comprise of 16 locally built Epenal boats and 4 Rigid Hull Inflatable boats imported from South Africa.

The induction of the boats is part of the key priorities in the Chief of the Naval Staff Strategic Directives for 2017, which is aimed at boosting Nigerian Navy operations. Accordingly, the service deeply appreciates the support of the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari towards the recapitalization efforts of the Nigerian Navy.

The newly acquired patrol boats are expected to be deployed to boost the Navy’s ongoing operations in tackling maritime crimes, particularly crude oil theft, illegal refining of crude oil and other unwholesome security threats in the maritime domain.

Furthermore, the Nigerian Navy wishes to use this medium to assure all legitimate stakeholders operating in the maritime environment of the readiness of the service to provide efficient security for unhindered socio-economic activities towards national prosperity.