The National Emergency Management Agency made this known in a statement signed by its Head of Media and Public Relations, Malam Sani Datti, on Thursday and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.
Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali, made the call in Maiduguri while flagging off the distribution of relief items donated by the Saudi Kingdom, to persons displaced by Boko Haram insurgency in the region.
The Federal Government has directed the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, to join the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, in the North East to coordinate the Nigerian Air Force operations.
The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali has directed the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai to remain in the North East until security situation in the region improves.
Buhari gave the assurance in Jos at the graduation ceremony of Senior Executive Course 40, 2018 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, KURU.
No fewer than 140 soldiers were reported killed in the last one week by Boko Haram Terrorists in Borno State.
Dan-Ali said the bill had provision for the instituionalisation of welfare needs of the veterans in line with international best practices, but did not provide details.
The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, on Monday, inaugurated a “Defence and Security Think-tank” team approved by President Muhammadu Buhari, to “proactively and continuously examine security situation in the country”.
Dan-Ali gave the assurance on Monday in Lagos while inaugurating 16 patrol vessels, which would be deployed to patrol and police key oil installations within the nation’s maritime domain.
The President had on Monday met behind closed doors with the service chiefs and selected heads of security agencies at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, had at Security Council meeting on Tuesday urged states to suspend ranching and open grazing law.
According to a statement by the minister’s spokesman, Col. Tukur Gusau, Dan-Ali made the suggestion at the Security Council meeting in Presidential villa in Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that shortly after inaugurating the centre, Dan-Ali received briefs from the Theatre Commander in Maiduguri and defence sections in Bamako and Yaounde and Niamey through video teleconference.
Also summoned on the matter are the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun and her Defence counterpart, Mansur Dan-Ali.
Dan-Ali made the call at the passing out of Direct Short Service Course 27 cadets of the Nigeria Air Force in Kaduna.
The Minister of Defence, retired Brig.-Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali, disclosed this when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the meeting between President Buhari and service chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.…
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made this known when he briefed State House correspondents after the meeting of the Federal Executive Council.
What is going on there are not clashes but carefully orchestrated mass murder, ethnic cleansing and genocide of the indigenous Christian population by well-armed and well-supplied Muslim Fulani militias, which are being supported and funded…