Chief of Naval Staff, Vice-Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas, on Saturday urged naval personnel to keep fit always for optimal performance in their duties.
He gave the advice at the first quarter routine march for Nigerian Navy personnel in Abuja.
Ibas, who was represented by Rear Admiral James Oluwale, Group Managing Director, Navy Holdings Limited, said that the march was imperative to ensure effective and efficient service delivery by the navy.
“The turnout is very impressive and our performance is commendable. I am very convinced that we are all feeling very good.
“The objective and aim of the march has been achieved; we have all sweated very well, and this has added value to our health,” he said.
Ibas said that the routine march was a way of re-energising the officers and getting them together to socialise.
He advised that the exercise should be sustained, adding that those on essential duty who could not participate should make themselves available next time.
According to him, as military personnel, one must be fit enough to be able to do his job effectively. NAN