By CrossRiverWatch Admin
The Nigerian Naval War College quarters have been commissioned in Calabar, Cross River State, and named after retired Rear Admiral Ekpenyong Okpo.
Rear Admiral Ekpenyong Okpo, a Cross Riverian was a one-time Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command, “whose penchant for capacity development is outstanding.”
According to HitFMCalabar, the commissioning was held at the newly built quarters located at the Summit Hills, Calabar.
Retired Rear Admiral Ekpenyong Okpo commissioned the Naval War College Nigeria accommodation named after him.
In a remark by the Commandant of Naval War College, Rear Admiral Saheed Adesina Akinwande, while welcoming principal staff officers and guests, stated that naming institutional structures after very senior officers is a way of appreciating the tremendous contributions and support of such distinguished personalities.
Admiral Saheed said; “we are gathered here in recognition of the indelible contributions of our Special Guest of Honour and a one-time Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command, whose penchant for capacity development is outstanding.”
The Commandant described retired Ekpenyong Okpo as someone who guided most officers that passed through his tutelage amongst other outstanding qualities.
“Acknowledging your selfless commitment, which guided most officers that passed through your tutelage amongst other outstanding qualities is the reason this accommodation is named R Adm EI Okpo (rtd) accommodation after your humble self, we are really appreciative of your constant guidance, support, and encouragements.”
He continued: “Thank you, Sir. On this note, I want to again appreciate our special guest of honour for honoring our invitation. To all distinguished guests, we are aware of the sacrifice you have made to grace this occasion. I also consider it appropriate to thank the contractor FALCON EYE ZERO for delivering these projects in record time and making this ceremony a reality. Thank you all and Onward Together.”
The high point of the commissioning was a presentation of a plaque of Honour by Rear Admiral Saheed Adesina Akinwande to Retired Rear Admiral Ekpenyong Okpo; an inspection of the facility and a group photograph.