The Deputy Field Officer Commanding Eastern Naval Command, Navy Cdr Muazu Salami, has urged Nigerians to unite for peace and progress in the country.
Salami, who made the call on Friday in Calabar, during the Special Jummat Service to mark the Navy Week, 2012.
He said Nigerians should be their brother’s keeper, irrespective of their religious differences.
“Nigerians should learn to be their brother’s keeper and live in unity in order to achieve peace and progress in the county,” he said.
Salami said that the Nigerian Navy was proud of its achievements since its inception, hence the celebration of Navy Week.
“We are proud of our achievement since inception on June 1, 1956, and that is why we map out one week every year to celebrate our achievements,” he said.
Salami said the Nigerian Navy was making efforts to acquire modern equipment in order to cope with modern technological challenges.
“The Navy is also improving on the retraining of the force in order to meet the challenges of the future,” he said.
Salami said that the Eastern Naval Command had been successful in keeping the maritime under its operational environment safe for business operations, adding that this was the navy's primary responsibility.
“That is the focus of the Navy in this Command and generally, to protect the maritime environment, '' he stated.