By Sadiq Umar – Liberian Minister of National Defence, Honourable Brownie J Samukai Jr has applauded the Nigerian Armed Forces, describing it as “very professional and outstanding.”
He said he would continue to appreciate the Nigerian Military for the training support they have been giving to his home country since 2006.
The minister made this remark at a meeting with the Nigeria’s Chief of the Defence Staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin in his office at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja.
The Liberian minister said the re-organised military in his country is a product of the efforts of the Nigerian Armed Forces, assuring that Liberia would forever regard Nigeria as a big brother for the role it played in the restoration of peace, democratic governance and security in their country.
Samukai Jr who in the company of his country’s Ambassador to Nigeria solicited more support from the Nigerian Armed Forces in the areas of training and vacancies for courses and cooperation for enhancing bilateral defence cooperation between the two countries.
He pledged his government’s support for Nigeria in her war against terror, adding that his country is ever ready to support in whatever way to stamp out terrorism in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.
Responding, the CDS thanked the minister for the visit and assured him that the two countries would continue to partner in order to be able to contribute in the development of the two countries and the sub-region in general.
He also pleaded that the Nigerian Armed Forces would continue to render training support to the Armed Forces of Liberia in order to ensure collective security to the sub-region and the world at large.
Dignitaries present at the visit included, the Liberian ambassador and all the principal staff officers of the Defence Headquarters.