Minister Congratulates Ex-Naval Chief, Ibas As He Bows Out Of Service

The Minister who was the Guest of Honour, exchanging pleasantries with the former Chief of the Naval Staff. 

The Honourable Minister of State for Power, Goddy Jedy Agba, OFR has extolled the virtues of the immediate past Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ete-Ibas (Rtd) as he bowed out of service.

Recall that on Friday, February 12th, at the Naval Base, Apapa, Lagos, the former Naval Chief formally retired from service in a colourfu pulling out parade organized by the Nigerian Navy in his honour.

Agba, who attended the function as a Special Guest lauded Ibas for his achievements and dedication to service throughout his service years. 
The Minister, (2nd from right) in a group picture with some dignitaries at the function 

While praying God to grant him success in his future endeavors, the Minister thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for trusting the Cross River born Naval official to lead the Navy as well as rewarding him with an Ambassadorial appointment. 
The Minister with a Cross section of Cross River contingents at the event. 

According to him, "Today is great day for all of us Cross Riverians because we are celebrating one of our own for effective and impactful service years. We are happy that he served delegently and today he's retiring honorably.

"We are very proud of the achievements he has made in his career. To show that he is a rare breed, President Buhari has rewarded his deligence with an Ambassadorial appointment. Indeed, the reward for good job is more work. We thank the President for this.

The Minister in a discussion with the Secretary to the State Government (Cross River State), immediate past Honourable Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Dr. Usani Uguru Usani. 

"We wish him well and we'll continue to support and pray for him as he continue serving this great country".

Speaking, Admiral Ibas thanked the Minister and other guests for turning up to the occasion to honour him. 

Ibas said that he was retiring as a fulfilled man having served the Navy and the country with commitment and dedication.

He said that during his tenure, he executed a total of 425 projects valued at over N64 billion with over 80 percent completion rate. 

Giving a breakdown of the projects, he said that, in 2015, he executed 24 projects, 140 in 2016, in 2017-2018, he executed a total of 127 projects and 134 in 2019-2020.

Some of the projects include, the reconstruction of the NNS BEECROFT Jetty in Apapa, Lagos, jetties at Naval Shipyard Limited, Port Harcourt, Under Water Warfare School Ojo, Navy Reference Hospital Calabar, construction of over 2000 housing units across.

The function was attended by Governors, top government officials, top military officials and captains of industries. 
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