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Armed Forces: minister set to reform defence institution

by Kunle Awosiyan

The Minister of Defence Maj Gen Bashir Magashi (RTD) has inaugurated a 21- man Committee to facilitate the Reforms of the Ministry of Defence and the Armed Forces of Nigeria.

General Magashi’s 10 – point Terms of Reference include the need to comply with globally acceptable standards and address the perceived administrative and Operational gaps in the Military Sector.

A statement signed by the media aide to the Minister of Defence, Mohammad Abdulkadri urged the team to see their mission as Patriotic calls to National service and the need to play their roles in defence of the country’s territorial integrity against the infractions of the insurgents, bandits and kidnappers.

The team led by Air Vice Marshal Ndatsu Umaru (rtd) has Air Commodore DE Abdullahi (rtd) as Secretary, Former Chief of Defence Staff Air Chief Marshal Oluseyi Petinrin, Rear Admirals FD Akpan among others as members.

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