Nigerian Military Needs Restructuring – Boss Mustapha


The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha says the Nigerian Military needs to be restructured if it will overcome the security challenges facing the nation.

Mustapha made the submission on Thursday in Abuja when he received the 24-member advisory committee on the reform of the armed forces and defence.

The committee is headed by Alwali Kazir.

The SGF observed that without a rejig of the current structure of the country’s defence, the fight against insecurity may continue for a long time without any end in sight particularly given the nature of Nigeria’s territory.

We understand that the committee was inaugurated in September by the Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi with a mandate to look into and make recommendations on necessary reforms in the armed forces.

Receiving the team, Mustapha said he will do everything within his power to ensure support for the works of the committee as he believes they are taking the right steps and need all the support.

“Reforms are critical and difficult to implement, but the step taken by the ministry of defence is a right step in the right direction to address security challenges.”

“The reasons we are still battling with insecurity is because we have not reformed our military architecture, and considering the territorial nature of our country, there is a need for the security rejig.

“I am committed to anything that will transform the armed forces and in any capacity, I will do my best for the necessary approval,” he said.



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