Nigerian Navy Warship NNS Kada Arrives Luanda

The newly acquired Nigerian Navy warship, NNS KADA,  has arrive the Port of  Luanda, Angola for diplomatic visit, enroute Nigeria.

The visit, according the Nigerian Navy, is part of scheduled port call to friendly countries on the vessels homeward voyage to Nigeria.

A statement by the Nigerian Navy Spokesman Commodore Adedotun Ayo Vaughan  said the visit of NNS Kada to Luanda came 13 days after the ship paid a similar visit to the Port of Cape Town, South Africa.

On arrival in  Luanda, the statement said,  NNS KADA was received by Nigeria’s Ambassador to Angola,  Prof Monique Ekpong, also the Executive Secretary of the Gulf of Guinea Commission, Amb Adenike Ukonga.

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Others were a delegation from the Naval Headquarters led by the Flag Officer Commanding Logistics Command, Rear Admiral Olumuyiwa Olotu who represented the Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS), accompanied by other senior officers namely the Defence Attache to Angola, Commodore Mohammed Muye, Commodore Yusuf Idris and Captain Badamasi Yahuza.

During the visit, the CNS representative, Rear Admiral Olumuyiwa Olotu appreciated the Angolan government for their support in receiving the ship. The representative of the Luanda Port Harbour Master, Joser R Amaral, recalled that Angola and Nigeria has had a long standing relationship over years and pledged to provide any additional support required by the ship.

Similarly during a courtesy call on Nigeria’s Ambassador to Angola, Her Excellency, Amb (Prof) Monique Ekpong thanked the Angolan government for granting the approval for the ship to stop over in Luanda Port. The Amb also called for more bilateral engagements between both countries.

It would be recalled that NNS KADA departed the United Arab Emirates on Friday 1 April 2022 after a Change of Flag ceremony and she is expected to arrive Nigeria on 27.

cr: Sun.

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