The Nigerian Navy ha commenced the training of its personnel on cyber-security to face contemporary and emerging security threats in the maritime environment.
The Commandant, Nigerian Navy Provost and Regulating School, Commodore Chindo Yahaya, made this known weekend during the combined graduation ceremony of the Naval Provost Officers’ Basic Course 11/22 and Able Regulators’ Qualifying Course 13/22 held at the school in Makurdi.
He explained that other new study areas introduced in the 16 weeks training of the 44 graduands made up of eight officers and 36 ratings included health, safety and environment as well as maritime domain awareness.
Yahaya, who pointed out the importance of the school in administering criminal justice, discipline and law enforcement in the Nigerian Navy, said, “This is why every effort is being made to continuously improve and expand the scope of the course contents in line with mission and vision of the Chief of the Naval Staff.
“Plans are ongoing also, for the school to commence Young Officers’ Advocacy Course and Police Administration and Security Management Course as captured in the Chief of the Naval Staff Strategic Directives 5 of 2021. The commencement of these courses will improve the outcomes of the school.”
While stressing the urgent need to move the school to a more befitting site, the commandant disclosed that since its relocation from Lagos in 2010, “the school has been operating from this temporary site”.
“The space has become too small and inadequate. However, I am delighted to say that concrete efforts are ongoing to resolve this issue by planned allocation of a land to the school in no distant future,” he said.
Source: Ships & Ports