The Nigerian Navy (NN) on Tuesday requested for more concessions in the purchase of Excess Defence Articles and other maritime security hardwares from the United States of America government.
The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Rear Admiral Usman Jibrin, made the plea at the opening ceremony of Exercise OBANGAME Express 2014, the final planning conference held in Lagos. Jibrin urged the US to expand its current training support to the West African sub-region to cover a wider area of human capacity development, as well as the number of beneficiaries.
He noted that the US government and its allies had been making concerted efforts to enhance the capability of the Golf of Guinea nations to monitor and protect their territorial waters. Others include the protection of the various exclusive economic zones from all forms of illegalities.