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KADA: Nigerian Navy Ship Makes History As First Nigerian Warship To Visit Kenya

ByHybrid News

Apr 22, 2022

As part of scheduled port calls on her homeward voyage to Nigeria, Nigerian Navy Ship KADA (NNS KADA) on Saturday 16 April, 2022 made history as the first Nigeria Navy warship to visit Kenya when she paid a port call to Mombasa Port.

A statement signed by Commodore A.O Ayo-Vaughan for Chief of the Naval Staff read that the development came just after the ship had paid a similar historic visit to Port of Al Duqum, Oman from 5-7 April 2022.

“In a goodwill message to the ship crew of NNS KADA, Nigeria’s High Commissioner to Kenya, Ambassador Yusuf Yunusa who was represented by Dr. John Ahmadu the Political Affairs Officer, Nigeria High Commission Kenya, stated that the visit of the Landing Ship Tank to Kenya will further strengthen bilateral relations between both countries.

“The High Commissioner stated that the induction of NNS KADA will bolster the Federal Government’s effort in ensuring adequate maritime security in Nigeria and the West African Sub-Region.

“While presenting his remarks, the Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command Rear Admiral Yakubu Wambai who represented the Chief of Naval Staff during the reception of the ship at Mombasa, pointed out that the visit will enhance collaborative efforts between the Nigerian and Kenyan Navies.

“Rear Admiral Wambai added that the induction of NNS KADA into the Nigerian Navy will reinforce security in the Gulf of Guinea and boost the Afrocentric operation mechanism in the region.

“It could be recalled that NNS KADA left the United Arab Emirates on Friday 1
April 2022 and she is expected to arrive Nigeria on 27 May 2022.” he said.

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