Following the numerous decline in piracy assaults in Nigerian waters put at 77 per cent occasioned by the Nigerian Navy’s elevated counter safety operations in opposition to Maritime criminality, oil theft and different assaults, the Worldwide Maritime Bureau (IMB) has exited Nigeria from its Piracy Record.
This feat was made recognized on Tuesday evening by the Chief of Naval Employees, Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo on the closing ceremony of the 2022 CNS Retreat with PSOs, FOCs and Commanders of Formations in Abuja.
Whereas vowing to “maintain the tempo of our Maritime Safety Operations efforts”, the CNS stated, “identical can be prolonged to our neighbouring states to rid the complete Gulf of Guinea of acts of piracy and different legal actions.
That is simply because the Naval Chief warned Commanders, “that extreme sanctions can be imposed for any act of indiscipline, fraud or connivance with legal components within the efficiency of your duties” including. “You have to be able to solely bear the brunt of any misconduct from you or your males.
Vice Admiral Gambo stated, “As you might be all conscious, the NN is the cardinal establishment within the maritime sector that has the duty to guide the nationwide response and prosecution of maritime threats. I make daring to say that the NN made large strides in guaranteeing the safety of the nation’s maritime setting.
“It’s heartwarming to notice the numerous decline in piracy assaults by 77 per cent on Nigerian waters as mirrored within the Worldwide Maritime Bureau (IBM) Third Quarter 2021 report.
“I’m glad to inform you that the newest IMB report (simply final week) exhibits that Nigeria has exited the IMB Piracy Record. Nonetheless, contemplating the NN’s lead function within the regional effort at combating piracy and armed assault in opposition to transport, the Service is not going to relent.
“Additionally, the NN’s effort at containing piracy within the nation’s maritime area has earned us commendation by the Workplace of the Nationwide Safety Adviser on behalf of the President Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria.
To the newly appointed Principal Employees Officers, FOCs and Formation Commanders, the CNS stated, “However the instant features of the previous yr, extra is required to be finished to curb festering maritime crimes within the areas of crude oil theft, piracy, unlawful migration and poaching.
“Extra so, because the nation’s maritime sources are germane to nationwide prosperity, NN’s operational effectivity stays pivotal to nationwide growth.
“As newly appointed commanders, there’s an intense sense of expectation that this Retreat has given to you to re-align your concepts and conduct to the imperatives of the maritime threats.
“Keep in mind that your appointment is a chance so that you can contribute your quota to nationwide safety. You need to due to this fact be targeted and be prepared always to squarely cope with problems with maritime risk in your areas of operation.
“You must be dedicated and work in direction of attaining excellent deliverables of the CNS SD 2021-5. This necessity is knowledgeable by the mixture of our operational expectations and emergent risk situation throughout the nation’s maritime space of curiosity in a dwindling economic system.
“As a way to achieve your new workplaces, I enjoin you to acquaint yourselves with the CNS Strategic Directives and different related NN statutes guiding your numerous obligations.
Consequently, he stated, “Let me warn you that extreme sanctions can be imposed for any act of indiscipline, fraud or connivance with legal components within the efficiency of your duties. You have to be able to solely bear the brunt of any misconduct from you or your males.
“You can be assessed periodically, assigned key efficiency indicators and can be anticipated to judiciously and legitimately deploy sources allotted to you.
Congratulating the senior officers on their new appointment as commanders, commandants and commanding officers, he stated, “All the time be reminded that your appointment is in recognition of your potentials, therefore, it’s essential to attempt more durable to uphold the picture of the NN in all of your endeavours.
“I need to commend the organisers and likewise the members at this Retreat for his or her efforts in placing up very strong interactive engagements. Your efforts have clearly yielded the specified outcomes as the key goals of the Retreat have been achieved.
“Nonetheless, I need to hasten so as to add that the achievements from this engagement are solely an idea. Your job isn’t finished till you might have efficiently utilized the proffered methods to optimize NN operational effectivity.
“Consequently, I anticipate all Principal Employees Officers, Flag Officers Commanding and commanders of formations to benefit from the helpful ideas made on this discussion board, in direction of repositioning the NN beneath your command.
“On my half, I guarantee you that the Naval Headquarters will give the required assist in a bid to attain the specified finish state for the Service.”
Presenting the Communique on the finish of the Retreat, the Chief of Coverage and Pans, Rear Admiral Saidu Sanusi stated, “The next resolutions have been reached on the finish of the CNS Retreat 2022:
NHQ was to: (1) Discover new and rising applied sciences together with satellite tv for pc expertise for a survey of Nigeria’s maritime area and inside waters. (2) Evaluation NN Coaching Coverage.
“(3) Evaluation the NNOs establishing the NAVTRAC and Directorate of Schooling to replicate the necessity to merge naval personnel coaching and schooling as inseparable human useful resource capabilities.
(4) Develop an ordinary checklist of particular duties to be executed by COs of ships beneath the primary line upkeep schedule.
“(5) Discover the opportunity of securing direct funding for NAVDOC from the FGN. (6) Facilitate entry to endowment funds and worldwide donor businesses financing for R&D actions of NAVDOC. (7) Arrange a committee to contemplate areas that require the promulgation of doctrine within the NN.
“(8) Present ship dealing with simulators for NAVDOC. (9) Be certain that PMLSC vessels are geared up with communication units which can be suitable with NN communication units.
“(10) Develop NHL hospitality amenities and providers to Kaduna, Calabar, Benin, Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja. (11) Institute coaching of officers on Management in a Risky, Unsure, Advanced and Ambiguous (VUCA) setting.
“(12) Rejig KPIs for measuring deliverables to accommodate achievements that would not be simply measured with numerical values.
(13) Reintroduce PWO course in NNS QUORRA coaching curriculum.
“(14) Arrange desk workplaces at LOC and NHQ to supervise and guarantee consummation of all present contracts with OEMs. (15) Expedite the institution of a Centre for Maritime Analysis and Safety Research on the NWCN.
“PSOs and AAs have been to:
(1) Intensify mentorship for younger officers and rankings. (2) Institute workable suggestions and high quality management mechanism throughout each stratum of NN management.
(3) Reinvigorate personnel analysis reporting system.
“CPPLANS was to arrange and chair an implementation workforce for the NHA, to amongst different issues: (1) Develop a sturdy organisational construction and manning plan for the NHA with satisfactory illustration from essential stakeholders throughout hydrography and different complementary fields in Nigeria.
“(2) Liaise with related committees of each chambers of the Nationwide Meeting in direction of facilitating the hitch free take-off of the NHA.
“CTOPS was to: (1) Facilitate NN illustration within the Nationwide Diving Governing Council. (2) Reactivate the 9-channel line for fastened communication at NHQ and make sure the provision of an environment friendly official phone system for employees and command officeholders.
“GMD NHL was to facilitate the floating of a PMLSC to be operated by AMSL.
“AAs (Administrative Authorities) have been to (1) Maintain the idea of “Trinity of Command” utilizing the devices of Captain’s Tables, Rounds and Divisions within the administration of personnel.
“(2) Facilitate execution of fast impression initiatives of their AORs. (3) Emplace measures to make sure prudent utilisation of assigned sources within the discharge of their duties because the NN would have zero tolerance for wastages.