Security: Defense Minister Consults Abdusalami Abubakar, Agwai

The Honourable Minister of Defence, his Excellency, Ahlaji Mohammed Badaru Abubakar, has paid a courtesy visit to the former Military Head of State, General Abdulsalam Abubakar GCFR and the former Chief of Defence Staff, General Martin Luther Agwai, in efforts to seek counsel in tackling security challenges.

A statement signed by the Director, Press and Public Relations, Mrs Victoria Agba-Attah said the Minister’s visit was to seek for professional advice from the statement on how to tackle and accomplish the task ahead of him.

While briefing the former Nigerian leaders, Badaru told them that the visit was necessary to consult and tap from their wisdom and wealth of experience.

Alhaji Badaru said he will not relent in his efforts of wider consultations with elders and former Nigerian leaders on how to tackle the current security challenges facing the nation.

The Defence Minister commended the Former Head of State General Abdulsalam Abubakar, who was also the head of ECOWAS special envoy to Niger Republic for his gigantic efforts to restore peace and overcome the current political impasse in that country.

It could be recalled that General Abubakar, Nigeria’s former Military Head of State from 1998 to 1999 is a renowned elder statesman and a peace Ambassador for ECOWAS and the United Nations.

On his part, General Martin Luther Agwai has served the nation at one point of his career as the Commander of the combined United Nations- African Union Peacekeeping Force in Dafur. He has also served as Chief of Staff and Chief of Defence Staff.

Both leaders commended his Excellency, President Ahmed Bola Tinubu, GCFR for appointing Badaru as Minister of Defence, describing him as a great achiever. They wished him a successful tenure as Minister of Defence.

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