Directorate of Religious Affairs
The worship centres provided within the College to meet the spiritual needs of staff and students.
The Directorate of Religious Affairs of the Nigerian Navy Started in 1986 after a long period of dependence on the Army Chaplaincy for priests and Imams to provide religious services for her personnel. The Directorate was given the force of law by the Nigerian Navy Order (NNO) NNO 223/90, dated 23 Aug 90.
In line with the Armed Forces Policy on Religion and Chaplaincy Services, only three religious denominations of Catholic, Protestants and Islam were approved. The three denominations are headed by a director who is an ordained chaplain Priest and Imam.
It is imperative to mention that the first chaplain Priests and Imams who directed the affairs of the three religions were seconded from the Army. They were Reverend Father Navy Captain C Chindo (Catholic Chaplaincy) who was assisted by Rev. Fr. (Navy Captain) J Egerega, who later became a Bishop of Bomadi Vicariate. Others are Rev Canon (Cdr) G Okpaleke (Protestant Chaplaincy) and Imam (Navy Capt) Olaniyi. They served from the Nigerian Navy from 1986 – 2001.
However, today the story is different and more encouraging as the Navy commissions her own chaplain Priests and Imams to provide worship services for the teaming personnel of the respective religious denominations.
OUR LADY SEAT OF WISDOM CATHOLIC CHURCH, NNEC SAPELE
The Church started in 2010 as a small Christian Community, until they were allocated a piece of land to build a permanent structure for worship. The Church is still under construction.
Lieutenant Commander EG Ibu Pjsc BA Phil DIP Theo
ALL SAINTS NAVAL PROTESTANT CHURCH, NNEC SAPELE
The church started in 2010 and was allocated a piece of land to construct a befitting worship edifice. The building has since been completed and put to use.
Sub Lieutenant (Rev) ZO Adebayo BA Theo
NIGERIAN NAVAL ENGINEERING COLLEGE MOSQUE SAPELE
The NNEC Mosque was established to provide religious services for the Muslim Faithful (staff, trainees and families).
Sub Lieutenant H Musa BA (Hons) Islamic Studies
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