Navy chief wants joint patrol with NCS

The Chief of Naval Staff called for joint patrol with the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) for a strategic partnership to secure the nation’s maritime borders.

Maritime security: Navy chief wants joint patrol with NCS

The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Adm. Dele Ezeoba, on Tuesday called for joint patrol with the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to secure the nation’s maritime borders.

Ezeoba made the call when he paid a courtesy visit to the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Alhaji Abdullahi Dikko, in his office in Abuja.

“It is my belief that in the nearest future we will be able to extend our level of partnership by exercising joint patrols as appropriate within a clearly defined operational command and control structure,” he said.

Ezeoba said the Nigerian Navy was constitutionally required to assist the NCS in the enforcement of customs laws and regulations. He added that within the context of the emerging challenges, the two organisations needed to “strike a chord of strategic partnership” to help discharge their duties effectively.

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Source: Daily Times, Nigeria.

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