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Nigeria Begins Building of Military Ships and Selling To Other African Countries

Posted by Timige, On 11 Apr, 2022 | Updated On 11 Apr, 2022 No Comments »


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The Nigerian Navy announced plans to build commercial warships that can be exported to other African countries. Ex Vice Adm. Dele Ezeoba, Nigeria’s chief of Naval Staff, made the announcement in November, 2021

Nigeria Plans To Build, Export Military Vessels.

The Nigerian Navy announced plans to build commercial warships that can be exported to other African countries.

Ex Vice Adm. Dele Ezeoba, Nigeria’s chief of Naval Staff, made the announcement in November, 2021 while inspecting the second patrol ship under construction for the Nigerian Navy at the Naval Dockyard on Victoria Island, Lagos.

Ezeoba said the country’s shipbuilders are now skilled enough to build patrol ships between 10 meters and 38 meters long, according to the newspaper Punch.

“The Nigerian Navy will no longer buy a ship of between 10 and 12 meters in size, because we have the capacity and capability to build them in our dockyard,” he said.

Ezeoba believes Nigeria has the potential to become a continental leader in shipbuilding and says the sector could create hundreds of thousands of jobs for Nigerians.

In 2012, Nigeria unveiled the 31-meter NNS Andoni, a seaward defense boat built at the dockyard in Lagos. It is yet another manifestation of the success of our local content policy.

NNS Andoni

NNS Oji is the third SDB to be locally built at the Naval Dockyard Limited, after NNS Andoni, and NNS Karaduwa, which I commissioned in 2016.

NNS Oji

In addition to the commissioning, I also performed the keel-laying ceremony for the construction of the next set of SDBs: Boat-IV and Boat-V; as well as formally inaugurated some recently acquired platforms in the Naval fleet, including NNS LANA, KANO, IKENNE, ABA, SOKOTO and OSUN.

Source: Nigeria World Today

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