The Permanent Secretary Ministry Of Defence (MOD) Mrs Nuratiu Batagarawa has pledged her support to the Defence Headquarters and assured the Chief Of Defence Staff (CDS) General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin of her ministry’s maximum backing to the military in their quest to overcome the myriad security challenges in the country.
Mrs Batagarawa during her maiden visit to the CDS at Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Abuja congratulated the CDS for his sterling leadership qualities and stated that the MOD is conscious of its responsibilities and understand that DHQ needs require effective seamless communication. She noted that the Nigerian Military has made Nigerians proud by decimating the Boko Haram terrorist, checking some criminal activities in the country and promised to sustain and improve on the existing support for the Defence Headquarters.
Speaking earlier General Olonisakin congratulated the New Permanent Secretary on her well deserved appointment as the First Female Permanent Secretary in the MOD. He stated that the Nigerian Military will always be loyal to the President and Commander In Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria to protect the territorial Integrity of Nigerian and preserve its unity. He assured the Permanent Secretary of DHQ unflinching support and cooperation.
The Permanent Secretary was accompanied by the Director Joint Services, Directors of Army, Navy, and Air force Affairs. Others are Directors Of Account and Some Assistant Director in the Permanent Secretary Office.
Highlight of the visit included briefs on the DHQ Organisation, Operational Activities and Other Peace Support Operations.