The Nigerian Navy has averred that the Navy Ship, NNS KADA’s port call to Cape Town Port in South Africa, would strengthen the navies of both countries.
Nigeria’s High Commissioner to South Africa, His Excellency, Mohammed Manta, said this Wednesday, while receiving Nigerian Navy Ship, NNS KADA on a port call in Cape Town, South Africa.
TheFact Nigeria reports that NNS KADA’s port call in Cape Town is one of scheduled port calls on her homeward voyage to Nigeria, and comes 13 days after the ship had paid a similar historic visit to Port of Mombasa, Kenya.
It will be recalled that NNS KADA left the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Friday, 1 April, 2022, and is expected to arrive Nigeria on 27 May, 2022.
In his goodwill message to the ship crew, Manta, maintained that the induction of NNS KADA will further bolster the Federal Government’s effort in ensuring adequate maritime security in Nigeria and the West African Sub-Region.
Relatedly, while delivering his remarks during the reception of the ship, the Chief of Naval Staff, CNS, who was represented by the Flag Officer Commanding Naval Training Command, Rear Admiral Monday Unurhiere, reaffirmed that the visit will enhance collaborative efforts between the Nigerian and South African navies.
Rear Admiral Unurhiere further added that the induction of NNS KADA into the Nigerian Navy Fleet will no doubt reinforce security in the Gulf of Guinea region.
During her stay in South Africa, NNS KADA is scheduled to carry out naval diplomatic activities before departing for Luanda, Angola.
Furthermore, sporting and social functions earmarked for the visit include a volleyball match with the South African Navy Fleet as well as a cocktail and ceremonial sunset to be hosted by the ship.