Written by Scholastica JOSEPH

Navy School, Makurdi, graduates 29 ratings

The Nigerian Navy Provost and Regulating School, Makurdi, has graduated three tiers of 29 ratings out of 34 nominated for the exercise.

The training which is aimed at maintaining discipline and also to carry out proper investigation into offences and crime prevention lasted for three months.


The Special Guest of honor and representative of the Air Officer Commanding, Tactical Air Command, TAC, Nigerian Airforce Makurdi, Air Commodore Shehu Bakari, congratulated the graduands and described the exercise as imperative not only to the Navy but also to the entire armed forces.

He therefore urged the graduands to live up to expectations at all times and save the navy embarrassment.

Air Commodore Bakari, who commended the Chief of Navy Staff and other management staff for their untiring effort at making sure naval personnel are given the best discipline and training, tasked the graduands to read between the lines on Navy regulations and develop themselves to curb crime and criminality.

He further expressed hope that they will apply the procedures correctly and become role models as he maintained that with the current information age, they have no excuse to fail.

Also Speaking, the Commandant of the School, Commodore Umar Chugali, thanked the Chief of Naval Staff for the opportunity and support to conduct the courses as well as the Flag Officer Commanding, Naval Training Command for his guidance and support in the last 12 weeks.

Chugali explained that the 29 graduands who came in three sets were trained in Master-at-arms qualifying, Petty Officers Regulating Qualifying and Leading Regulating Qualifying courses.

Meanwhile, the Chief instructor of the school, Lieutenant Commander, Segun Adebajo, said the training and it is a professional course which is compulsory for them to get to the next level, as they were designed to enhance their knowledge in line with modern day happenings in investigation and crime prevention.

In the petty officers regulating course, they had six first class, three second class and two third class while at the Leading Regulating courses, two had first class, six second class and two third class.


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