The Minister of Defence, Maj.- Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi (retd.), has demanded fast motion in direction of implementing bilateral navy agreements between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Republic of India.
Common Magashi acknowledged this throughout a courtesy name on him by the Indian Minister of State for Exterior Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs, Shriv Nuraleedharam on the Ministry of Defence Headquarters, Ship Home Abuja.
In an announcement signed on Tuesday by the Particular Assistant to the Minister of Defence on Media and Publicity, Mohammad Abdulkadri in Abuja, the minister mentioned shifting ahead time is of essence in direction of reaching the specified finish – State in improved collaboration to assist the Armed Forces of Nigeria within the areas of kit in support of the present struggle towards banditry, terrorism and piracy within the nation’s territorial waters.
Magashi, whereas appreciating the go to of the Indian delegation, positioned on document the valued navy capability constructing programmes, coaching and intelligence sharing between the 2 international locations and warranted them that he’ll attend the forthcoming Defence Expo in India slated for October later within the yr.
In his remarks, Muraleedharam who led 8- man delegation on the courtesy name thanked the Defence Minister for oiling the wheel of progress of the age-long Army bilateral partnership between the 2 international locations which he mentioned dates again to 1958, two yr earlier than Nigeria obtained her unbiased