Nigeria signs Defence pact with Russia



Nigeria and the Russia Federation have agreed to pursue a common programme aimed at intensifying the fight against terrorism in Nigeria, and Lake Chad basin region.

 The Public Relations Officer to the Minister of Defence Col. Tukur Gusau, said the agreement was reached today in Moscow at a bilateral meeting between officials of both countries led by the Russian Defence Minister General Sergei Shoigu and Nigeria’s Defence Minister Mansur Dan-Ali.

According to Gusau, the Russian Defence Minister expressed satisfaction with the effort of the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration to make Nigeria and the region safer.

The Minister of Defence Mansur Dan-Ali thanked Russian Federation for its support particularly in procurement of military platforms and training needs.

According to Gusau, the two ministers signed a bilateral agreement on military cooperation and training agreement among others.

Nigeria’s Defence Minister also inspected some Military platforms at Military technical exhibition pavilion in Moscow.

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