Kano State Governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Ganduje has granted land to the Nigerian Navy to establish a naval base in the state.
The development was disclosed by the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo, when he paid a courtesy call to the governor at his office on Wednesday.
The Chief of Naval Staff was in Kano for the Chief of Naval Staff Annual Conference 2021, scheduled for between 1st and 4th September.
Addressing the governor during his visit to him at the Government House, Gambo said, “Your Excellency, I am glad to inform you that the Nigerian Naval Board has approved the establishment of Naval Base in Kano.
Hde added that the approval falls among others that have been approved by the Board in some selected states,
“We are equally thankful to His Excellency’s effort and support, by allocating 100 hectares of land for our new Naval Base in the state.
“We have already appointed the Acting Commander of the Base, who is Captain Muhammad Abubakar Alhassan. Who should, henceforth, be part of the security architecture of the state.
”The Chief of Naval Staff said when the Base becomes operational it would contribute to showcase the effort of the Nigerian Navy for keeping the nation as one indivisible nation.”In his remarks, Governor Ganduje commended the Nigerian Navy for choosing Kano for their Conference.
Responding, Ganduje said, “Your choice of Kano shows how confident you are concerning the security and safety of the state. It also tells others that Kano is safe, secured and peaceful.”
“We are very grateful for the choice of Kano to have a Naval Base. This is highly instrumental. It gives us more and more courage to be above board in securing our dear state.
“The newly appointed acting Commander of your Naval Base in Kano, will now be part of our security architecture. He will always be invited for our routine security meetings,”