Nigeria: DHQ Hands Over JMTs to Navy

The Defense Headquarters ,DHQ yesterday, handed over the administrative control of the Joint Maritime Security and Training Centre , JMSTC to the Nigerian Navy, with a charge to impute its expertise in maritime matters into tackling security challenges in the nation’s maritime environment.

Speaking at the hand over ceremony at the JMSTC, Navy Town, Ojo, the Chief of the Defense Staff, General Abayomi Olonishakin , explained that the idea of establishing the centre was mooted in the wake of increase in sophistication and types of crimes in the country’s maritime domain. He added that it was conceptualized by the Defense headquarters and the British Military Advisory Training Team in 2009, with the mandate of enhancing capacity of personnel of the Armed Forces of Nigeria.

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