By Festus Ahon
UGHELLIâ€”THE Nigerian Naval Engineering College, Sapele, Delta State, weekend graduated 28 Officersâ€™ Application Course 9 from Weapon and Marine Engineering School.
The Flag Officer Commanding Naval Training Command, Real Admiral James Oladimeji who spoke at the graduation,Â urged the graduating students to remain good ambassador of the College.
Oladimeji who was represented by Commodore Edwin Enechukwu, said the graduating student passed through series of training to make them good technicians, adding â€œas such, their impact must be felt in the Navy and the society at large.
â€œYou should know that, to who much is given, much is required. It is, therefore, expected that as you join the fleet, you will contribute your quota to the Nigerian Navy,â€ he said.
Saying that the various challenges facing the College would be addressed within the limits of their resources, he added that the Naval Headquarter,Â was very much aware of the improvement in the Collegeâ€™s standard and high morale of its officers.
Earlier in his address, the College Commandant Rear Admiral Thomas Lokoson said the College had laid a solid foundation for the graduating students in their 11 months of stay in Sapele, stressing that the training they got wouldÂ further equip them for their careers.
He told the gradaunds that having undergone the training, their Commanders would no longer tolerate lapses from them as specialists.
The Commandant said the college had entered into partnership arrangement with a consultant to train civilian youths in skill acquisition programmes in the area of welding and fabrication, adding that the College was positively engaging a number of agencies which include the ETF, PTDF, SPDC and NDDC adding that the initiative was already yielding result.