I leaves stronger Nigerian Navy, better position than I met it, says Ex-CNS Gambo

Former Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Vice Admiral AZ Gambo said at the weekend that Nigerian Navy made significant improvement in its operations, logistics, manpower development and personnel welfare under his watch.

Gambo was removed as CNS along with other service chiefs on June 19, 2023 by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.He was pulled out of the service on Saturday July 8 , in a colorful parade by the Nigerian Navy.

Briefly reflecting on his achievements in his valedictory speech the 21 indigenous head of Nigerian Navy during his pull out parade Gambo said that Navy “recorded great achievements in anti-Crude Oil Theft, anti-piracy and counterinsurgency operations as well as fleet renewal and massive infrastructural development among others.”

“An appraisal of these efforts explains the successes attained by the Service, with increasing capacity to project force across the Gulf of Guinea in support of our neighbours and international partners,” adding that “the secrets to these noble achievements remain Teamwork, Integrity and Professionalism.”

Admiral Gambo said that he is leaving Nigerian “Navy stronger and better positioned than ever before to discharge its constitutional roles for our national security and economic prosperity.”

He commended the officers, ratings and civilian staff of Nigerian Navy for their loyalty and dedication, which assisted us to achieve so much.” I urge all our personnel to remain steadfast in their service to our fatherland for the overall wellbeing of the Nigerian State”, he added.

He said that Nigeria is endowed with a professional and vibrant Navy which has continued to defend her territorial integrity from the maritime flank.

According to him, the Nigerian Navy has ever demonstrated the resolve to protect the invaluable resources within the nation’s maritime environment and project the country’s image globally.

” For me as the Twenty-First indigenous Chief of the Naval Staff, it has been a unique opportunity to lead in the onerous task of delivering on our Navy’s constitutional role,’ he said .