Nigeria Navy immortalizes late former Imo Military Governor
Late former Military Governor of the old Imo State, Rtd Navy Commodore Amadi Ikwechegh, was immortalized by the Nigeria Navy on Monday.
The Navy authority named a three-storey male hostel building at its Finance and Logistics College Owerrinta, in Isiala Ngwa South Local Government of Abia State, after the military Administrator, Commodore Ikwechegh.
The building project was executed by the Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN) through its Intervention Project programmes.
Extolling the virtues of the former military Governor, during the commissioning ceremony at Owerrinta, on Monday, the Nigerian Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo, described Amadi Ikwechegh as one of the finest Hydrographers ever produced by the Nigeria Navy.
The Naval Chief saluted the collective efforts of the stakeholders and the Central Bank of Nigeria in realizing the projects and expressed gratitude that the college has introduced Ordinary National Diploma and other practical courses.
He said the building would assist the institution greatly and thanked the State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu for his support, saying that he was pleased by the Governor’s presence at the event.
Early in her speech during the commissioning ceremony, the Representative of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mrs Amina Oni said the college was important to the development and training of the officers, hence, the need to intervene in the construction of the buildings, which she described as part of the corporate social responsibility of the nation’s apex bank.
It was gathered that the ceremony attracted Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and his Imo State counterpart, Senator Hope Uzodinma, Wife of the Late military Governor, Mrs. Ikwechegh, some government functionaries and LGA chairmen from Abia and Imo states.
Late Navy Commodore Amadi Guy Ikwechegh, hailed from Igbere in Bende Local Government Area of Abia State and was Military Governor of the old Imo State between 1986 and 1989.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State had charged the leadership of the Nigerian Navy to tailor their training in line with 21st-century challenges.
The Governor who was a Special Guest at the commissioning of the project said Nigeria is beset with a myriad of security challenges, especially insurgency which requires urgent attention.
According to him, the trend places a new burden on the shoulders of the Navy and other security outfits in the country.