President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday in Lagos commissioned four of the Nigerian Navy Ships at an event held at the Naval Dockyard Limited in Victoria Island.
Jonathan, who said crude oil theft had reduced, said that he was delighted to witness the inauguration of the four new ships that were added to the Nigerian Navy fleet.
“As the lead maritime security agency, therefore, the NN deserves all the support it needs to effectively carry out its statutory roles.
“The four ships being inaugurated today are part of a total of eight ships that are expected to be commissioned into the NN fleet in 2015,” he said.
The ships — NNS Centenary, NNS Prosperity, NNS Okpabana andNNS Sagbama — were handed over to their commanding officers.