• Sat. May 25th, 2024

In the culminating event of the Nigerian Navy 2024 Inter-Command Football, Volleyball, and Tug of War Competition, Rear Admiral Mustapha Bala Hassan, Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command, emphasized the critical importance of sportsmanship and unity among naval personnel, urging participants to uphold these values in future endeavors.

The event, graced by the Special Guest of Honour, Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) Vice Admiral Ikechukwu Emmanuel Ogalla who was represented by the Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval command, Rear Admiral MB Hassan, was a celebration of sportsmanship, unity, and excellence within the naval community.

In his address, R Admiral MB Hassan commended the participants for their outstanding performance, dedication, and sportsmanship throughout the competition. He emphasized the importance of events like these in fostering camaraderie and teamwork among naval personnel, highlighting the indomitable spirit and unwavering determination displayed by all participants.

Acknowledging the victorious teams, Hassan extended his heartfelt congratulations, recognizing their hard work, perseverance, and achievements. He encouraged those who did not emerge as winners to view the experience as an opportunity for growth and improvement, emphasizing the inherent value of participation and dedication.

The Special Guest of Honor expressed gratitude to the Main Organizing Committee, officials, coaches, and all individuals who contributed to the success of the competition. Their tireless efforts ensured a smooth and hitch-free event, reflecting the dedication and commitment of the naval community to excellence in sports.

List of commands that participated are: Western Naval Command,
Eastern Naval Command, Naval Training Command, Logistics Command, NHQ, Naval Doctrine Command and Central Naval Command.

As the competition came to a close, R Admiral MB Hassan urged participants to uphold the spirit of sportsmanship and camaraderie in future events, emphasizing the importance of striving for excellence both on and off the field.

Below are the results of the competition:

Volleyball female category

GOLD – Naval Training Command

SILVER – Western Naval Command

BRONZE – Naval Headquarters Command

Volleyball Male Category;

GOLD- Naval Training Command

SILVER- Eastern Naval Command

BRONZE- Central Naval Command.


GOLD – Eastern Naval Command

SILVER- Logistics Command

BRONZE- Naval Training Command


GOLD – Eastern Naval Command

SILVER- Naval Headquarters Command

BRONZE- Naval Training Command


GOLD – Naval Training Command

SILVER- Naval Headquarters Command.

BRONZE- Eastern Naval Command.

In conclusion, Rear Admiral MB Hassan extended congratulations to all participants and expressed hope for the continued growth and success of the Nigerian Navy’s sports programs. He officially declared the Nigerian Navy 2024 Inter-Command Football, Volleyball, and Tug of War Competition closed, marking the end of a memorable and successful event.

The closing ceremony served as a testament to the spirit of unity, teamwork, and excellence within the Nigerian Navy, reaffirming the commitment of naval personnel to upholding the highest standards of professionalism and sportsmanship.

Hyacinth Beluchukwu Nwafor

Hyacinth Beluchukwu Nwafor is a seasoned journalist and the CEO/Founder Belch Digital Communications, publishers of Hybrid News Nigeria.

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