FG denies plan for establishment of foreign military bases in Nigeria


Information and National Orientation Minister, Mohammed Idris

The Federal Government has denied any plan to have other countries establish military bases in Nigeria.

The denial was made by the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, in a statement on Monday.

He said: “The Federal Government is aware of false alarms being raised in some quarters alleging discussions between the Federal Government of Nigeria and some foreign countries on the siting of foreign military bases in the country.

“We urge the general public to disregard this falsehood.

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“The Federal Government is not in any such discussion with any foreign country. We have neither received nor are we considering any proposals from any country on the establishment of any foreign military bases in Nigeria.

“The Nigerian government already enjoys foreign cooperation in tackling ongoing security challenges, and the President remains committed to deepening these partnerships, to achieve the national security objectives of the Renewed Hope Agenda.”


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