Enugu State Government. pledges support for proposed Naval base, hospital, school in Enugu

Enugu State Government. pledges support for proposed Naval base, hospital, school in Enugu

Enugu State government has pledged to support the Nigerian Navy in its efforts to establish a naval operational base, hospital and welfare school in the state.

The state governor, Dr. Peter Mbah, disclosed this  when he received members of the Naval Committee on the Establishment of Naval Base at Ogurugu Inland Water led by Rear Admiral Chijioke Onyemaobi at the Enugu Government House, saying his administration was poised to partner with the federal government to ensure lasting peace and security in the state.

The governor, who appreciated the Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla, for matching his words with action by constituting the committee and ensuring that works commence in no distant time, added that the establishment of the proposed facilities would be of immense benefit and strategic importance to the state.

The Governor, who reiterated the successes his administration had made, on security over the past three months, re-assured his resolve to build on these achievements.

 While commending some of the projects the Nigerian Navy planned to site in the state, the governor stated that the naval operational base, naval hospital and naval welfare school would restore the lost glory of the state as the premier headquarters of the old southern region of Nigeria.

Speaking earlier, the leader of the committee Rear Admiral Chijioke Onyemaobi commended the governor for the support the administration had given them in terms of  logistics, accommodation and others throughout their stay in the state.

He said the importance of having a naval operational base in the state was to provide additional security which would strengthen Enugu’s internal security, boost investors’ confidence and encourage more commercial activities in the area.

Rear Admiral Onyemaobi  informed the governor that their visit to the Government House was to give him updates on their findings at the Ogurugu community where the inland water and abandoned aerodrome facilities are located, stating that the depth and size of the water are adequate for the establishment of the base.