President Muhammadu Buhari, Monday, expressed confidence that the incoming administration of President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu would continue to provide crucial support to the Nigerian Navy, maintaining the positive trajectory achieved during his own tenure.
Speaking at the Presidential Fleet Review held at the Naval Dockyard Limited, Victoria Island, Lagos, possibly the last in his capacity as President and Commander-in-Chief, Buhari expressed immense satisfaction with the array of naval assets on display and combat readiness of the Nigerian military.
Recognizing the nation’s pride in the Navy’s numerous achievements during his eight-year administration, the President stated:
“I have no doubt that the incoming administration of President-elect, His Excellency Bola Ahmed Tinubu, will sustain the current tempo of my administration in giving the Navy the necessary support to effectively carry out its assigned tasks.
“My best wishes to our Navy for protecting our maritime domain and the economic prosperity of Nigeria. As I leave office on 29th May, I wish you all fair winds.
“ONWARD TOGETHER and God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
Buhari stated that he had no doubt that under Tinubu’s leadership, the Navy would continue to acquire new assets, expand ship building for export purposes, promote indigenous production, intensify the fight against piracy, and address issues pertaining to crude oil theft in Nigeria’s maritime domain.