By Modupe Oremule
Some members of the public on Saturday commended the men and officers of the Naval Training Command during their quarterly 10km walk, saying that it showed that they were fit to defend the nation.
The two-hour walk which had no fewer than 600 officers participating commenced at the Naval base, Apapa.
Some of the members of the public who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said that seeing the naval officers perform the exercise showed that they were fit and combat ready anytime.
A lady who simply identified herself as Amirat said that she was marvelled with the way the officers and men from the Nigerian Navy participated in the exercise.
She said that her respect for the force had increased, saying that they carried themselves with charisma and dignity.
“I have been seeing this people but never in large number. I was marvelled by what I saw, they really wowed me.
“How the citizens respected them also marvelled me, I was just smiling within me, ” she said.
Mr Daniel Aiyegbeni said that the way the force carried themselves was worth commending.
“I want to appreciate the navy because they always carry themselves with such charisma.There is this quality about them that makes people respect them.
“I wish I could join the Force but I guess it’s too late, ” he said.
Ismaila Olorunrinu also said that he was impressed with what he saw, saying that he would not forget what he saw.
“What I saw increased my respect for them, I doff my hat to them, ” he said