Nigerian Navy partners with UAE firm
Ships will be built locally.
Navy partners UAE firm in local ship building
As part of efforts to enhance the Nigerian Navy’s capability in ship building, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed with a United Arab Emirates (UAE) based company, Prinvest for the upgrade of Naval Dockyard Limited, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin disclosed this during the ceremonial sunset to mark the end of the 59th anniversary of the navy.
He stated that the decision was borne out of the desire to equip the navy for local building of ships, just as he noted that the firm which will be domiciled at the Naval Dockyard, will take on the rehabilitation of Nigeria’s flagship, NNS ARADU, six strides boats, and build some interceptor boats, to ensure the emplacement of adequate security within the nation’s waters.
To continue reading, please click here.