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Nigerian Navy Pass Out One Thousand Four Hundred And Eighty Six Trainees

A total of one thousand four hundred and eighty-six trainees comprising one thousand two hundred and forty males and two hundred forty-six females passed out successfully after six months of rigorous naval training which included seamanship, boat handling, small arms, rifle drills, endurance training and unarmed combat.

In a press release signed by the Naval Director of Naval Information, Commodore Aiwuyor Adams-Aliu, said that the POP was a colourful ceremony signalling the commencement of a naval career for these young males and female Nigerians who have sworn an oath of allegiance to their nation. After the March passed slowly and quickly time, there was a silent drill display by the trainees, an award presentation by the Reviewing Officer and a presentation of souvenirs to the dignitaries.

According to Commodore Aiwuyor Adams-Aliu, Minister of State for Defence, Dr Bello Muhammed Matawalle was the Reviewing Officer at the Passing Out Parade (POP) of Batch 35 trainees of Nigerian Navy Basic Training School on Saturday 27 April in Onne, Rivers State.

On arrival, the Reviewing Officer was received by the Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Emmanuel Ikechukwu Ogalla.

Other dignitaries who graced the occasion were the representatives of the Executive Governors of Rivers and Akwa Ibom States and Chairman House Committee on Defence and representatives of the Service Chiefs, Also in attendance were the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Defence, and Principal Staff Officers from the Defence Headquarters and Naval Headquarters.

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