As he marked his one year in office, the Defence Minister has also vowed to reposition the defence and national security architecture.
Nigeria Minister of Defence, Major GeneralBashir Salihi Magashi (rtd)enjoined the Service Chiefs and heads of other security agencies to continue to raise the bar of patriotic service to the nation, stressing that security is a collective responsibility of all Nigerians.
Magashi also reiterated his loyalty to the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces President Muhammadu Buhari and his commitment to rendering selfless service to the nation.
Gen. Magashi was emphatic in his resolve to continue to sustain the momentum of what he called the irrevocable task of building a robust Defence Sector that will usher in sustainable peace and security in the country.
He paid glowing obeisance to President Buhari and thanked him for the opportunity given to him to serve the nation as Minister of Defence. He considers his task as a work in progress in the delivery of his mandate in the years ahead.
Attesting to the unabated support of Mr. President for the Armed Forces to enable them to end insurgency and banditry in the country, he expressed optimism that there is light at the end of the tunnel.