By Hassana Yakubu
The Northern Consensus Movement (NCM), the umbrella body of over 115 community base, socio-cultural and economically inclined Northern organizations has expressed its supports for federal government’s decision to establish naval base in the Kano, North West region of Nigeria.
This was contained in a statement, signed by Awwal Abdullahi, President of the group and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Kaduna
The group reiterated its support for the move by President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
It believed that the move will go a long way to improve the fight against insurgency, and other criminal activities in the region and nation at large.
It also commended and support the present leadership of the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo for the bold step he has taken to fight bunkering and other criminal activities in the Niger Delta area.
“This will no doubt help to move the nation’s economy and provide job opportunities to our teeming Nigerian youths, thereby helping to improve peace and stability in the country,” Abdullahi said.
According to the statement, since the appointment of Chief of Naval Staff, he has demonstrated leadership qualities by embarking on an aggressive, but technical reach out to all stakeholders in Maritime sector with the view of ensuring synergy between and amongst them.
He therefore commended the Chief of Naval Staff Vice for engaging and expanding the scope and presence of the Navy across board.
Abdullahi emphasised on the need to have a Navy and armed forces that is world standard. (NAN)