FG Committed To Supporting Nigerian Army, Defence Minister Assures

Chief of Army Staff (COAS),with the Minister of Defence, Abubakar Badaru.

The Minister of Defence, Mohammed Badaru Abubakar, has assured the Nigerian Army (NA) of the commitment of the Tinubu-led administration to support it, so as to boost its operational efficiency in mitigating security challenges across the country.

The minister gave the assurance on Tuesday 24 October 2023, after receiving a brief on the operational engagements of the NA during his maiden familiarization visit to the Army Headquarters, Abuja.

The defence chief explained that FG’s support would be especially through interventions in the provision of accommodation, manpower, logistics, and combat enablers to boost personnel morale and operational efficiency.

Badaru Abubakar, who was accompanied by the Honourable Minister of State for Defence, Dr Bello Muhammed Matawalle, and the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa, lauded the troops for their sacrifice and selflessness in tackling security challenges in the country.

COAS with the Minister of State for Defence, Dr. Bello Matawalle.

He also congratulated the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, for the successes so far attained, and reiterated that the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will continue to support the NA to achieve its constitutional responsibilities. He urged the troops not to relent in restoring the desired peace to the country.

In his remarks, the Honourable Minister of State for Defence, Dr Bello Matawalle called on Nigerians to appreciate the efforts and sacrifices of the military and security agencies, who give their all in protecting the nation, adding that the NA approach to ending insecurity should be all-of-society approach, as non-Kinectic approach will facilitate holistic decisions, to enhance peace and tranquility in the country.

From left: Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa, Minister of Defence, Abubakar Badaru, Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Taoreed Abiodun Lagbaja, and Minister of State for Defence, Dr Bello Matawalle.

The Minister of State also advocated for intelligence sharing among security agencies in the country to enhance ongoing operations.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, while expressing gratitude to the Honorable Minister and Minister of State for Defence for their support to the NA in its strive to combat insecurity, noted that the NA has thus far received visible interventions from the Federal Government, which he maintained, has been positively impactful on NA operations.

He pledged that the NA in synergy with sister services and other security agencies will not fail the nation in providing adequate security to attain peace in the country.


Previous articleBefore The New NCC Chief Settles Down
Next articleEFCC Boss Directs Staff To Declare Assets


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.