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Answering the call to serve is to join the long line of selfless patriots who make up the profession of arms. This profession does not belong solely to Nigeria. It stretches across borders and time to encompass a culture of service, expertise, and, in most cases, patriotism. Today, the country’s young men and women voluntarily take an oath to defend Nigerians and the Constitution of Nigeria with other proud and determined individuals in security agencies who have answered the call to defend their country against all forms of threats.
To this end, I congratulate all warrant officers of the Nigerian Navy (NN) for the 2019 Convention whose theme is “Responsive Warrant Officers’ Leadership and Operational Efficiency in the Nigerian Navy.” Our gathering here today is not about broader matters of strategy and grand strategy. It is about how the Nigerian Navy (NN) can use motivation as a tool to improve the operational effectiveness of its warrant officers in a world that is characterized by the fourth industrial revolution. Our discussion here is going to be about the day-to-day condition of our warrant officers, equipment and ships in order to raise the overall operational efficiency of the NN.
As warrant officers, you have been empowered and trusted to lead the ratings of the NN. As a leader and technical expert in your own right, you enhance organizational effectiveness and directly contribute to mission success. You are the indispensable link between the higher echelon and the lower cadre of the NN, ensuring that each task is fully understood and supervised through to completion. You are responsible and accountable for the development and welfare of your subordinates. You teach, coach, and mentor them. As a steward of the institution, you enforce its standards and you are ambassadors of … Read More...