It has been reported that the Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi, has stated that the Federal Government will continue to provide adequate logistics and equipment for the armed forces to perform their assigned tasks.
According to reports, Magashi gave the assurance at the Independence Dinner for members of the Armed Forces, organised by the Defence Headquarters on Saturday in Abuja.
He made it known that “The Ministry of Defence will sustain its support through the provision of adequate logistics and equipment that would assist you in restoring peace to our dear nation.”
The Minister noted that “I will like to appreciate the commendable role played by the Armed Forces in the preservation and security of our fatherland from Independence to date. The spectacular achievements of the security agencies in the fight against terrorism, insurgency, militancy and banditry, amongst others, are well recognised and appreciated.”
He continued that, “While defending our country against all forms of threats, you are sometimes exposed to daunting challenges. Many have paid the supreme price in the line of duty while some others survive with varying degrees of injuries and incapacitation.”