Navy Conducts Quarterly 10km Route March For Officers, Ratings

FROM LEFT:  DIRECTOR OF NAVAL INFORMATION, COMMODORE KABIR ALIYU; CHIEF OF ADMINISTRATION,   REAR ADM. JOE AIKHOMU AND DIRECTOR OF EQUIPMENT STANDARDIZATION ANGD HARMONIZATION, REAR   ADM.JAMES OLWOLE, DURING A QUARTERLY ROUT MARCH IN ABUJA ON SATURDAY (22/3/14).
FROM LEFT: DIRECTOR OF NAVAL INFORMATION, COMMODORE KABIR ALIYU; CHIEF OF ADMINISTRATION, REAR ADM. JOE AIKHOMU AND DIRECTOR OF EQUIPMENT STANDARDIZATION ANGD HARMONIZATION, REAR ADM.JAMES OLWOLE, DURING A QUARTERLY ROUT MARCH IN ABUJA ON SATURDAY (22/3/14).

The Nigerian Navy on Saturday in Abuja conducted its quarterly 10-kilometre route march for officers and ratings aimed at ensuring they are physically fit to discharge their constitutional responsibilities.

The naval officers and ratings marched from the Mogadishu Cantonment at Asokoro to Niger Barracks and back to the cantonment.

Speaking at the event, the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Adm. Usman Jubrin, stressed the need for officers and ratings to be physically fit if they are to be at their best.

Represented by Rear Adm. Joe Aikhomu, the Nigeria Navy’s Chief of Administration, Jubrin said: “The benefit of the exercise cannot be over-emphasised as it is meant to keep fit and to be healthy.

“We have done this exercise, which is a 10-kilometre walk, and I am very happy with the fact that we all had shown that we are fit and healthy.

“It means that the job of the navy will be carried out very well”, he said.

On his part, Director of Sports, Nigerian Navy, Commodore Omatseye Niesiama, said the Chief of Naval Staff had re-invigorate physical fitness in the navy.

According to him, a military officer should also be mentally alert and psychologically stable.

“And these three factors are put together in this exercise so as to test our mental alertness, physical fitness and psychologically preparation.

“Everybody who participated in the exercise completed the exercise and it is a good sign”.

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