ARMED FORCES OF NIGERIA REFORM – MINISTER OF DEFENCE RECEIVES IMPLEMENTATION/ADVISORY REFORM COMMITTEE REPORT FOR MOD/AFN.

……. ASSURES ON SPEEDY ACTION TO DIGEST & IMPLEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS.

The Minister of Defence Maj Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd) has received the report of the 25 – man Implementation and Advisory Committee for the Reform of the Ministry of Defence and the Armed Forces of Nigeria.

Receiving the report presented to him by the Chairman of the Committee Maj Gen Alwali Kazir (rtd), General Magashi thanked the Committee for total adherence to the convening order that culminated into a big volume of workabke document.

He assured that the recommendations contained in the document for the reform of the Ministry of Defence and the Armed Forces will be carefully perused and doggedly pursued as catalyst towards achieving the end state of improved service delivery and performance in the defence and security sector.

The Chairman of the Committee, Maj Gen Alwali Kazir (rtd) said a total of Seventy-Two recommendations emanated from wide Consultations with stakeholders and put in Seventy- five days of brainstorming on the gamut areas requiring Reformations in the Military Sector.

General Kazir placed it on record that members of the Committee gave their very best by deploying their very rich experiences patriotically in the discharge of their National assignments without any atom of consideration for any pecuniary benefits.

This according to the former Chief of Army Staff gave birth to the uninfluenced and unbiased recommendations that will expectedly and expediously impact on the National aspiration for improved security architecture.

He therefore thanked the Minister for the opportunity to chair a carefully selected Serving and retired Seasoned Senior Military officers and top technocrats that served in the committee.
The Implemention and Advisory Committee for the Reform of the Ministry of Defence and the Armed Forces of Nigeria was inaugurated by the Minister of Defence on 28th September 2021 in a bid to fulfil his promise to reposition the Sector to meet contemporary Internationally acceptable Standard and best practice.

Signed:
Mohammad Abdulkadri

Special Assistant to the Minister of Defence on Media and Publicity.
20th December, 2021

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