The entourage comprised the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Defence, Maj-Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd), Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Adm. Ibok-Ete Ibas and officials of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).
The entourage also included the Flag Officer Commanding, Central Naval Command, Rear Adm.
They inspected facilities at the Nigerian Navy Air Arm station at Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area and the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) jetty in Warri South.
Addressing newsmen, Magashi said the visit was in continuation of the inspection of the Deep Blue project of the maritime sector.
“It is a continuation of our maritime activities. We want to see how we can deploy our assets across the coastal area. And so far so good, things are moving according to plans as regards the deep blue sea project.
“The assessment we had today was very good and encouraging and we will be on the ground very soon,” he said.