• Background of the Study

Data is the term used in describing any facts, numbers, letters and symbols that refers to or describes an object, idea, condition and situation. Data is any basic fact which may be input to some processing system, it is a raw material (input) for processing to output (information) that relates to fact, event and transaction.

As a matter of reality, computer has come to stay by exploring every aspect of human endeavour and providing a symbol of efficiency if effectively managed and implemented. It provides useful information to individuals, firms and organizations while data should be gathered for a particular purpose. If data is gathered without any application area in mind, it might end up serving no useful purpose. The foregoing facts have backed the idea of database whose hovering importance are to provide relevant data to users when the need arises to satisfy demand for timely information.

The Nigerian navy owes its origin to the Nigerian marine formed in (1914) after the amalgamation of the Northern and Southern protectorates of Nigerian, the Nigerian marine as it became known after (1914) was a quasi-military organization. It origin lay with the Lagos marines, which was first established in 1887 by British colonial government. This force later expanded to become the Southern Nigerian marine in (1893). A Northern Nigerian equivalent of the same name was formed in 1900. The 2 marines were merged in 1914 after Nigerian came under a single colonial administration. The responsibility of the marine includes administration of the ports and harbours, dredging of channels bouyage and lighting. It also operated ferry services, flouring launches and other inland waterways. The Royal Navy provide the necessary military Security as part of its overall military defence of the British Empire. Though it performed mostly coast guard functions, the Nigerian marine saw action in the First World War as part of the British military offensive against German held Cameroon. This organization remained the only maritime outfit in Nigerian until 1955 when the re-organization of Nigerians maritime administration in order to improve efficiency. This re-organization led to the establishment of 3 new organizations to undertake the various function hitherto carried out by the marine department.

The first of these 3 new organizations was the Nigerian ports Authority (NPA) which was in charged with the running of ports and ensuring safe navigation. The second organization was the inland water ways (ILVN) Department, which took over the running of ferries and touring launches. The third organization was the Nigerian Naval force (NNF) Aiade up mostly of reserve Royal Navy officers and ex-service personnel who were transferred to the Nigerian ports Authority from the defunct Nigerian marine. These officers men never liked the transfer and pressed the colonial Authorities to re-constituted them as the nucleus of a future Navy. Its primary responsibility was to train the necessary man power and setup the appropriate infrastructure that will be utilized by the planned Navy. The first basic training establishment to train manpower to the future Navy the HMNS QUORRA was started on 1st November 1957 with 60 junior ratings who underwent a six (6) month basic Seamanship course.

On 1st may 1958 a Colonial ordinance formally brought the Nigerian Navel force under the Naval Disciplinary act. This act essentially brought the officers and men of the Nigerian Navel force under the disciplinary procedures and legal regimes applicable to the Royal Navy. In July 1959, the Nigerian Naval force was transformed into full fledged Navy when Queen Elizabeth granted  permission for the force to use the title Royal Nigerian Navy’ the title was changed to the Nigerian Navy (NN) in 1963 after Nigeria became a republic state. The constitutional task of the Navy was expanded in 1964 after the repeal of the 1958 ordinance. The new law known as the Navy act of 1964 for the first time tasked the Navy with military responsibility of “Naval defence of Nigeria” other task assigned the Navy by the 1964 Act were essentially coast guard duties namely: Assisting in enforcement of customs laws, making of hydrographic surveys and training of officers and men in Naval duties. These tasks were essentially routine functions of any Navy. Constitutional, the