Nigerian Navy Is A Key Player In Poverty Alleviation – Remi Tinubu

The Nigerian Navy has been described as a strategic enabler to poverty eradication, especially through the enormous potential of the blue economy.

This was stated by First Lady Oluremi Tinubu at the launch of 2 High Endurance Offshore Patrol Vessels in Turkey.

This was contained in a statement signed by the SSA Media to the First Lady, Busola Kukoyi, on Friday, April 19.

Part of the statement reads: “The Nigerian Navy has been described as a strategic enabler to poverty eradication especially through the enormous potentials of the blue economy.

“This was stated by First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Senator Oluremi Tinubu at the launch of 2 High Endurance Offshore Patrol Vessels in Turkey.

“The First Lady said the 76 meters high vessels are a testament to the commitment of the Tinubu Administration to a more secure maritime environment for economic development.

“The acquisition of the High Endurance Offshore Patrol Vessels is another feat in the Tinubu administration’s commitment to Nigerian Navy’s Fleet renewal efforts towards a more secured maritime environment for Nigeria’s economic prosperity”.

“As we appreciate the processes that has brought us here today, I want to commend Dearsan Shipyard for the high-quality ship building capability as well as for attaining this milestone, leading to the launching of the second Offshore Patrol Vessel. Our gathering here today will undoubtedly strengthen relationship between Nigerian Navy and the shipyard as well as between Nigerian and Turkish Governments”.

“Earlier, the Minister of State for Defence Dr Mohammed Mattawalle expressed optimism that the newly launched vessels would enhance the nation’s maritime sector.”

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