Nigerian warship debuts at Sidney Fleet Review

A NIGERIAN warship, NNS Thunder, is making her first appearance at the Royal Australian Navy International Fleet Review holding in Sidney.
The Nigerian High Commissioner to Australia, Ambassador Ayo Olukanni, while on a visit to the ship, commended the Chief of Naval Staff and the naval personnel on the ship for showing up at the yearly event.
He expressed hope that “the presence of the ship in Australia would go a long way to correct whatever bad impressions Australians may have of Nigerians.”
In a statement by the Naval Director of Information, Commodore Kabir Aliyu, the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Dele Ezeoba, “commended the performance of officers and ratings of the Nigerian Navy Ship at the ongoing Royal Australian Navy’s International Fleet Review in Sydney, Australia.”
He warned the personnel not to relent in their objectives to participate at the event, make the nation proud and safely return home.
Meanwhile, the Chief of the Royal Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, was delighted at the presence of NNS Thunder, saying that the ship, which is the only African ship at the exercise, has made the whole show a “global affair.”