Yusuf Gagdi inspects a new Nigerian Navy warship under construction in the United Arab Emirates
Pursuing its legislative function of overseeing the activities of the Nigerian navy and its innate desire for a strong navy and enhancing the safety of Nigerian waterways, the House Committee on the Navy, Hon. Yusuf Adamu Gagdi was in the state of Ajman in the UAE to inspect a Nigerian naval warship built by Albwarsdy Damen, a respected UAE naval shipbuilding company.
The legislator who inspected the multimillion-dollar project was taken to the company’s facilities to further appreciate the company’s technical expertise for the project.
Designated as the LST 100 warship, the project is expected to be completed on 18 May 2021 and transferred to the Nigerian Navy on 9 March 2022. The project was 75% complete when the warship inspected the warship. Meanwhile, the company ensured that the ship was delivered on time in accordance with the terms of the contract, without any permits or obstacles of any kind.
The essence of the overseas inspection of the facility was to make sure that the funds allocated for the Nigerian Navy are spent in accordance with the budget of the Armed Forces.
Expressing satisfaction with the quality of the project, the legislator claims that the Nigerian navy was one of the most active military forces in Nigeria, with almost excellent performance figures; hence the need to inspire them with the structures necessary to optimally fulfill their responsibilities.
The legislator instructed his committee members to monitor all naval formations throughout Nigeria in early 2020 to be fully aware of the successes, problems and forecasts of the Nigerian Navy. thereby limiting monitoring responsibilities to visits to various ongoing military projects off the coast of Nigeria.
Overseas observation visits are being made to other Nigerian Navy projects in the United States, Germany, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
Gagdi is expected to return to the country on Friday 8 January 2021.
Gagdi Media Team