As part of the activities to commemorate the 64th anniversary of the Nigerian Navy (NN), the Force on Thursday reached out to 350 households with palliatives in Imoore Community in Lagos.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that items distributed, to cushion the effect of the lockdown against the COVID-19 pandemic, include rice, beans, noodles vegetable oil, condiments and face mask.
Rear Adm. Oladele Daji, the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Western Naval Command (WNC) represented the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Ibok-Ette Ibas, at the event.
He said that the gesture was a display of empathy and selfless service by the Navy to the host community as well as the cordial civil-military relationship for peaceful and mutually beneficial co-existence.
“We made provision to reach at least 350 households.
“We have beans, rice, you know that the children love noodles, vegetable oil, condiments, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) like face masks,’’ he said.
Daji said that Imoore was chosen because of the cordial relationship between the community and the NN.
“We picked this community because this is the host community to Navy Town.
“Navy Town is the largest naval barrack in Nigeria.
“It was this community that gave us the land to establish that barracks even before I was born,’’ he said.
The FOC, while appreciating members of the public for their support, also appealed to other residents of Lagos to cooperate with the NN and other security agencies in fighting criminalities.