Yesterday, the President said his administration has recapitalised the Nigerian Navy fleet, with the acquisition of 20 capital ships, in eight years.
He says this was done towards the safety of the nation’s maritime domain.
The President who was in Lagos yesterday commissioned a newly acquired Nigerian Navy helicopter 410 manufactured in Italy, as well as two capital ships at the Naval Dockyard.
He charged the President-elect to sustain the current tempo of his administration by supporting the navy to effectively carry out its assigned tasks.
President Buhari also applauded the Navy for putting the vessels into effective use.
He noted that it had recorded successes in the fight against resource theft, counter-drug operations and piracy.
The President particularly noted that piracy has reduced significantly over the past seven years, which led to delisting Nigeria from the list of piracy-prone countries by the International Maritime Bureau in March 2022.