Ibrahim stated this during the handover ceremony at the Headquarters of the Eastern Naval Command, Calabar, from Commodore Princeton Efedue, his predecessor.
“We must be receptive and responsible for those placed under us in the spirit of our long-cherished ethos of divisional system and reinvigorate this system by giving everyone a sense of belonging.
“What we want to do is to reappraise our situation and come up with strategies that will further enhance our operational capacity and efficiency,” he said.
He added that he was mindful of the huge responsibilities on his shoulders, as he called for patience, support, commitment and understanding of the officers for him to succeed.
The event witnessed the formal handover of insignia and lowering of the distinguishing flag of the former acting FOC, Commodore Efedue and the hoisting of the distinguishing flag of the new FOC.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Efedue was posted to the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, as Director Administration.
He took over as the FOC on Jan. 4, after the retirement of Rear Admiral David Adeniran. (NAN)