The Managing Director/CEO of Naval Dockyard Ltd., Rear Admiral Abolaji Orederu, has maintained that the Naval dockyard is significant in vessel maintenance, repairs and even shipbuilding in Nigeria.
Rear Admiral Abolaji Orederu made this known when the Comptroller-General, Nigeria Customs Service, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi visited the shipyard in Lagos, last week.
According to Orederu, “Naval dockyard is well poised to take advantage of situations like this, and we see the Nigeria Customs Service as a powerful ally of the Nigerian Navy.
“The capacity is here and the excess capacity can be used to support other agencies, the larger maritime community and the shipping world as a whole.”
Speaking, the Comptroller General, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, stated that the Nigerian Navy has the capacity and knowledge to maintain the NCS fleet of vessels.
He said “We don’t need to establish a vessel maintenance unit; it’s capital intensive, but we have an agency of government that has the knowledge, that has the capacity and there’s the willingness for them to assist us.
“I have seen and marveled by the capacity that exists here in the Naval Dockyard and we believe that we could tap into that capacity and enter into some agreement with you so that you could manage the maintenance of our fleets.”