Chinese Navy Escort Task Group (ETG) 162 comprising MSL Destroyer NANNING, MSL Frigate SANYA, and Supply Ship WEISHANHU arrived off Lagos 2 July 2023. MSL Destroyer NANNING only berthed for a Port call from 2-6 July 2023. The outgoing Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral JD Akpan received the Chinese Navy Ship. This visit is geared towards strengthening the bilateral relations between Nigeria and China.