Insecurity: FG begs US on quick delivery of acquired fighter jets

Posted by Okodili Ndidi, Abuja | 4 February 2020 | 909 times

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•Minister of Defence, Major-General Bashir Salihi Magashi (retrd)

The Federal Government has appealed to the United States of America to speed up the delivery of the acquired A-29 Super Tucanos aircraft for efficient Military operations in the country

Minister of Defence, retired Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi, stated this when he played host to the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Berth Leonard in Abuja.

He commended the US government in her continued support to Nigeria in the areas of Health care and Military operations.

According to him, “Nigeria has benefited from the US in providing equipment for the Nigerian Air Force, activation of the Charlie 130, supplying of aircraft spare parts, training, educational and numerous health programmes”.

In her response, the US Ambassador assured that America will continue to collaborate with Nigeria to combat the insecurity posed by the Boko Haram and other terror groups operating in the country.

She said that “Pentagon is always ready to collaborate with Nigeria in combating insecurity, conflict management and precision in addressing human concerns”.

The Ambassador, however, tasked the Nigerian Military to maintain professionalism by protecting human rights in their operations.

On his part, the American Defence Attache Colonel Andrew Clark, requested for a regular joint military-strategic meeting between the US and the Nigerian Military.

He said this will help in effective coordination of Military activities in Nigeria. (The Nation)

Source: News Express

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