THE Nigerian Navy is likely to relocate its School of Communication and Information Technology and PT School in Lagos to Ile-Ife, State of Osun.
OSUN DEFENDER gathered that the Nigerian Navy had embarked on a move to decongest the presence of the Navy in Lagos and other maritime environments.
It was gathered that it had concluded plan to relocate some of its bases from Lagos to other states, among which is Osun.
According to sources in the Nigerian Navy, the Command Naval Drafting has been relocated to Lokoja, Kogi State, while the School of Music is now located in Ota, Ogun State.
The sources revealed that the Navy Board has recently approved the establishment of three new naval bases in Lekki, Oguta and Kano.
According to the sources, “All naval establishments and units are called bases, notwithstanding their physical location. Depending on their responsibilities, naval bases could be for operations, training, logistics or administration.
“In the Navy, these bases are called stone frigates, while naval operations bases should typically have a waterfront or be located in a maritime environment, some naval bases do not necessarily need to have a waterfront.
“The Nigerian Navy took a strategic decision to decongest its presence in Lagos area by expanding to other locations other than Lagos, Calabar, Warri and Port Harcourt.
“This decision led to the establishment of the Nigerian Navy Finance and Logistics College in Owerri, Abia State, Nigerian Navy School of Armament Technology in Kachia, Kaduna as well as the School of Health Sciences in Offa, Kwara State.
“Also, in line with this decision, the Command Naval Drafting has been relocated to Lokoja, Kogi State while the School of Music is now located in Ota, Ogun State. Efforts are currently ongoing to relocate the School of Communication and Information Technology, NNCET and PT School from Lagos to Ile-Ife, State of Osun.”