The Nigerian Navy has inaugurated an ICT intelligence centre at NNS VICTORY, Calabar as a means of monitoring on-shore and off-shore activities in the Gulf of Guinea. The facility will also help in tracking down pirates, smugglers, pipeline vandals and crude oil thieves.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, the Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Naval Command, Rear Admiral Joseph Aikhomu revealed that the facility was born out of the Chief of the Naval Staff‚Äôs resolve to ensure that Crude Oil Theft is brought to an end in the Nation‚Äôs Maritime environment. He added that ‚Äúwith the establishment of this ICT centre, Navy‚Äôs reaction to developments in the Gulf of Guinea would be swifter.
The FOC lauded the effort of the company behind the initiative, Protection Plus Services Ltd and pointed out the significance of the Centre in improving the ICT knowledge of the Command‚Äôs officers and ratings as well as the ease it will bring to the Command in performing its duties at sea.