The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Mr Musa Istifanus has commended the management and personnel of the Armed Forces of Nigeria for the daily sacrifices towards ensuring that the nation is safe and secured.
The Permanent Secretary gave the commendation when he paid a working go to the Defence Headquarters, Abuja on Wednesday.
The Permanent Secretary was acquired by the Chief of Defence Staff, General LEO Irabor and Principal officers of the DHQ.
Mr Istifanus informed his host that he was on the DHQ and indeed the Armed Forces Complicated to familiarize himself with the operational engagements and administrative activities of the DHQ in a bid to identify the areas of collaboration and help for the AFN in its herculean task of ensuring national security.
He conveyed the goodwill message of the Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (rtd), whom he stated is appreciative of the daily sacrifices of AFN personnel towards making certain that the nation is safe and secured.
In his welcome address, General Irabor advocated for extra collaborative efforts between the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and Defence Headquarters (DHQ) to enable the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) respond proactively and promptly to security challenges in tandem with the directives of the Commander-in-Chief.
The CDS is famous that there was have to strengthen the present working relationship between the MOD and the DHQ with a purpose to shut the present forms to make sure that the directives of the Command – in – Chief is met within a specific timeline.
This, he stated could be achieved by establishing structures that may allow the AFN to successfully carry out its constitutional duties of safeguarding the nation.
Gen Irabor thanked the Permanent Secretary, for the pivotal roles which the Ministry has performed in assisting the AFN in its effort to tackle national security challenges.
The Permanent Secretary was accompanied by Administrators within the Ministry.
He was later briefed on DHQ organisation and roles, in addition to the various DHQ coordinated army operations within and outside the nation.