CNS harps on physical, mental fitness of personnel

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The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Ibok Ete-Ibas, has advised naval personnel to ensure that they are fit at all times, being the key to military profession.

He gave the advice at the fourth route march of the service at Mogadishu Military Cantonment, Abuja, on Saturday.

Represented by Chief of Administration, Naval Headquarters, Rear Adm. Tariworio Dick, the chief of naval staff said fitness was the main criterion in military as a profession anywhere in the world.

He added that “every personnel should be determined to be fit and healthy.”He explained that personnel could only carry out assigned jobs when they werefit.

He noted that “it is only personnel who are fit that will be available for deployment to carry out assignments anywhere at all times.So, the route march is aimed at keeping personnel fit and available for deployment at any time.”

The naval chief reaffirmed the continued commitment of the service to protect the nation’s maritime domain against crude oil theft and other criminal activities.

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