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The Minister of Defence, Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali (Rtd.) has hailed the impacts of shipping reforms so far introduced by the leadership of the managing director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) under Hadiza Bala Usman.
The Army Chief made the commendation while receiving 25 Mine Resistance Ambush Protected Armoured vehicles which were manufactured in 2016 in the United Arab Emirate (UAE) for the Nigeria Army. The vehicles according to him, was meant to further check mate the remnant of Boko Haram in the Northern Eastern axis of the Nation.
He hailed the management of NPA for their continuous support and seamless synergy with Government.
Gen. Dan-Ali (Rtd.) said though the insurgence have largely been defeated, but that these 4×4 military hardware would further help to push them out of their various hideouts.
The Minister of Defence said 60 more of the armoured vehicles would arrive the Tin-Can Island Ports, Apapa in a few months from Jordan.
The Minister accompanied by the Managing Director of the NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman and the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin received the visiting Indian Navy Ship (INS) Tarkash (Vanguard of Victory) at the Tin-Can Island Port.
The Warship which was piloted by Capt. Rituraj Sahu is visiting Nigeria on a routine Military exercise.
Also, aboard the vessel among several Indian Naval Officers and Ratings is the Head of Mission, Capt. Guatam Marwaha who said the Warship would sail to Angola; a country they hope to arrive by the 8th of June, 2017 at the completion of their mission in Nigeria.