Pictures Of The Commissioning Ceremony Of NNS Okpabana

These pictures were taken during the commissioning ceremony of Nigerian Navy Ship Okpabana and three other ships by President Goodluck Jonathan in Lagos on Thursday:

Deputy Chief of Mission, United States Embassy, Abuja, Maria Brewer, (right) with Maritime Affairs Officer, LTCM Sean Hays, during the commissioning ceremony of Nigerian Navy Ship Okpabana  and three other ships by President Goodluck Jonathan in Lagos… on Thursday, February 19, 2015. Photo: U.S. Consulate General, Lagos.

Deputy Chief of Mission, United States Embassy, Abuja, Maria Brewer, (right) with Maritime Affairs Officer, LTCM Sean Hays, during the commissioning ceremony of Nigerian Navy Ship Okpabana and three other ships by President Goodluck Jonathan in Lagos… on Thursday, February 19, 2015. Photo: U.S. Consulate General, Lagos.

Deputy Chief of Mission, United States Embassy, Abuja, Maria Brewer, (right) with Nigeria’s Chief of Defense Staff, Air Chief Marshall Alex Badeh, during the commissioning ceremony of Nigerian Navy Ship Okpabana  and three other ships by President Goodluck Jonathan in Lagos… on Thursday, February 19, 2015. Photo: U.S. Consulate General, Lagos

Deputy Chief of Mission, United States Embassy, Abuja, Maria Brewer, (right) with Nigeria’s Chief of Defense Staff, Air Chief Marshall Alex Badeh, during the commissioning ceremony of Nigerian Navy Ship Okpabana and three other ships by President Goodluck Jonathan in Lagos… on Thursday, February 19, 2015. Photo: U.S. Consulate General, Lagos

According to a statement issued by US Public Affairs Session, United States Government transferred NNS Okpabana – the first Nigerian vessel to have a Regional Maritime Awareness Capability (R-Mack) system onboard to Nigeria. NNS Okpabana arrived in Nigeria on January 2, 2015, and was commissioned by President Goodluck Jonathan today, February 19, 2015. 

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