Kwara state has taken steps to renew relationship with the Nigerian Navy by signifying interest to sign a new memorandum of understanding between the Nigerian Navy and the International Aviation College, Ilorin.
Governor Abdulrahman disclosed this when the Flag Officer Commanding the Naval Training Command, Apapa, Lagos, Rear Admiral Kamaldeen Adefemi Lawal visited him at the Government House , Ilorin.
Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq , who regretted that the previous MOU signed before his assumption of office was ‘abused’ , added that his administration was ready to right the wrongs and prevent a reoccurrence while various corrective measures have already been taken on the violations.
‘This did not affect the Navy alone. It also affected the Air Force. We have since re-engaged with the Air Force . Unfortunately, we have not succeeded with the Navy yet. We look forward to a new engagement’ He said the administration has since been supporting the aviation school to deliver on its mandate, including bringing on board a new management and a regime of accountability as part of an ongoing reform initiative’ he said.
Giving his speech, Lawal said he was in Kwara state as part of his nationwide tour of Naval training establishments, and commended the state government for its supports for the institution.
he top naval officer said the Nigerian Navy was committed to the pursuit of peace and security in the Nigerian territorial waters and across the country.
‘It is for this reason that we are involved in several internal security operations in states where military bases are located and other parts of the country’ he said.
He also sought the support of the state government in addressing some infrastructural and logistics challenges facing the Nigerian Navy School of Health Science, Offa