By Kingsley Omonobi
ABUJA — TWENTY ONE newly promoted Naval officers, including 15 commodores, three captains and three commanders were decorated on Monday with their ranks by the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ola Saad Ibrahim, who was represented by the Chief of Policy and Plans, Rear Admiral Sylvester Umosen.
Among the officers are Navy Commodore (Mrs.) Morounmubo Oyinlola Amoda, Deputy Director, Education Admin, directorate of Education, Commodore Shehu Usman Ahmadu, Director of Naval Accounts, Commodore Kabir Aliyu, Director of Naval Information, Commodore Moses Lekwot, Director of Armament, NHQ and Commodore (Mrs.) Ilame Iwuorie, Director of Budget.
In his address, Rear Admiral Umosen reminded the officers that their elevation was a result of hard work, loyalty and intelligence, adding that their selection and presentation by the Chief of Naval Staff were through a very rigorous process during which they emerged winners.
“You deserved to be elevated because it showed you have put in a lot of work and if someone puts in a lot of work, they deserve a worthy reward. However, you should note that promotion is actually considered and focussed on new challenges at hand.”
“So with these new ranks, you must not relent or seat on your oars. For us to have a robust Navy, good navy, you must show exceptional qualities such as intelligence, discipline and show the way to the up and coming ones”.