The CNS noted that, “having identified where the challenges are, I thought I should come out with a directive which will guide all the commanders in ensuring that if the NN goals are to be achieved, we have to have certain direction”.
The Naval Chief said among other objectives it set to achieve include; ensuring naval operations conform to standard operating procedures and global best practices, and promoting NN manpower develop to achieve optimal professional capability of personnel.
He explained further that the navy would deepen collaboration with maritime stakeholders, other agencies and international partners to ensure the laid out objectives are achieved.
Ibas also revealed that one of the areas critical to the Navy’s effectiveness was the operational area. He stressed: “The ability to maintain credible presence at sea and of course if we have to maintain credible presence at sea we have to use ships, we don’t have money to buy ships, the few ships we have we are to make sure that they are able to move, and they are able to fight if necessary.”