Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo, who is the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), has said that some personnel are working with criminals to stop the Nigeria Navy from stopping illegal bunkering and crude oil theft in the country.
He said this at the ceremony in Abuja to honor the newly promoted Rear Admirals, where he also warned that anyone caught would face the harsh penalties of the law.
General Lucky Irabor, the Chief of Defense Staff, was also at the event. He gave the Navy the job of stopping crude oil theft in the country.
Thirty Commodores were given the rank of Rear Admiral, and each of them was decorated by a family member and an officer. During the party, the CNS told them to stay loyal to the President and to the country as a whole.
He said that the Nigerian Navy has made progress in the fight against illegal oil theft and bunkering. But Gambo said that some navy members are working with criminals to stop the navy from doing its job.
He warned that anyone in the navy who messes with the measures that have been put in place will face harsh punishment and the full force of the law.