Defense Minister pledge to establish Naval War College soon in Akwa Ibom
The Minister of Defense, Mansur Muhammad Dan-Ali, has pledged the readiness of the Federal Government to establish a naval war college in Akwa Ibom State.
While responding to a request by the state Governor, Udom Emmanuel, during the opening ceremony of the 11th Nigerian Navy Games at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, the minister assured that the request for a Naval war college in Akwa Ibom State has been granted.
In his response, the governor promised to partner the military in ensuring the maintenance of peace in the state and thanked the Minister of Defence, the Chief of Defence Staff as well as the Chief of Army Staff for the establishment of the 2 Brigade in Uyo,
He attributed the relative peace in the state to the synergy between the military and the state government and commended the troops for exhibiting professionalism in combating militancy and other forms of insurgency in the country.
Speaking of the 11th Nigerian Navy Games, He described sports as a high revenue earner which if well harnessed, could boost the economy of the country.