No promotion for personnel who can’t swim – Navy

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Nigerian Navy personnel who do not acquire swimming skills and cannot swim may find it difficult to be promoted, the naval authorities have said.

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The outgoing Commandant of the Nigerian Navy Ship, Quorra (NNS QUORRA) Commodore Francis Isaac made revelation during a farewell parade organized by the officers and men of the School explaining that the directive was recently issued by the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ette Ibas.

Commodore Francis, who was moved from the NNS QOURRA as Commandant to the Defence Headquarters in Abuja, said that “the Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral I.E Ibas recently promulgated an order that all personnel must be able to swim and acquire proficiency certificate that they can swim and it has become a criteria for promotion.”

The Nigerian Navy had in 2014 commenced a compulsory training in swimming for its officers and ratings across the country.

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The Force had earlier expressed surprise that a majority of its personnel, including senior and junior cadre do not know how to swim.

The Force said that the move at instituting mandatory swimming for its service members was germane to reducing potential accidents and personnel casualties during operations. It would sustain the training program until all service members and trainees’ are adequately trained.

6 thoughts on “No promotion for personnel who can’t swim – Navy

  1. Are you sure, Federal Character go allow that to happen with Hausa-Fulani in power? That na insult o? It is only in Nigeria it can be heard that NAVAL OFFICER CANNOT SWIM. This default, and non compliance with a major prerequisite to qualify for recruitment into the Navy is TO GIVE THE MAJORITY IN NIGERIA TO JOIN THE FORCE. If this handicap was against the Minority, they will not SMILE the Navy. But as far as the MAJORITY ARE THE DEFAULTERS, nothing spoil. They will not border to learn how to swim, provided, their god fathers are in place. And in the first place, how many of them do pass promotion examinations before they become Generals during the era of coups.
    Ibas, be careful o, Aboki and his new found friend go remove you o!!!!!!!!

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  2. Are you sure, Federal Character go allow that to happen with Hausa-Fulani in power? That na insult o? It is only in Nigeria it can be heard that NAVAL OFFICER CANNOT SWIM. This default, and non compliance with a major prerequisite to qualify for recruitment into the Navy is TO GIVE THE MAJORITY IN NIGERIA TO JOIN THE FORCE. If this handicap was against the Minority, they will not SMILE the Navy. But as far as the MAJORITY ARE THE DEFAULTERS, nothing spoil. They will not border to learn how to swim, provided, their god fathers are in place. And in the first place, how many of them do pass promotion examinations before they become Generals during the era of coups.
    Ibas, be careful o, Aboki and his new found friend go remove you o. Learn how to swim? Kilo je be e, Swim nino Odo ke, Olorun ma je !!!!!!!!

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