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Why Buhari Govt Is Establishing A Naval Base In Landlocked Kano State - Navy Reacts To Public Criticism



This defence came following various criticisms that greeted its decision to site a base in a landlocked state, with many Southern Nigerians describing the move as an agenda by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to put national projects in the North, his region, at all cost, even when they are not useful there.


The Nigerian Navy has said it will establish a base in landlocked Kano state because the state will be home to the Nigerian Navy Logistics College, which is expected to be established soon.


This defence came following various criticisms that greeted its decision to site a base in a landlocked state, with many Southern Nigerians describing the move as an agenda by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to put national projects in the North, his region, at all cost, even when they are not useful there.


The Navy spokesperson, Suleman Dahun, in a statement, said the decision is strategic and aimed at decongesting its presence in Lagos State. 

He added that all naval establishments and units are called bases irrespective their physical location.


He said, “The navy board recently approved the establishment of 3 new naval bases in Lekki, Oguta and Kano. Out of these three locations, the decision to site a base in Kano has elicited debates and commentaries in the public.

“The base in Kano is intended to be home of the newly created Nigerian Navy Logistics College. For the benefit of doubt and the reading public, the Nigerian Navy is currently involved in various internal security operations beyond its primary maritime security roles.


“Aside from serving as a training establishment for Nigerian Navy logisticians, the base will also support NN operations in the hinterland.


“Members of the public are requested to note that the Nigerian Navy took a strategic decision to decongest its presence in Lagos area by expanding to other locations other than Lagos, Calabar, Warri and Port Harcourt.


“This decision led to the establishment of the Nigerian Navy Finance and Logistics College in Owerrinta, Abia State, Nigerian Navy School of Armament Technology in Kachia, Kaduna as well as the School of Health Sciences in Offa, Kwara state." Saharareporters 

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