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Buhari Inaugurates Armed Forces Council

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday inaugurated the Armed Forces Council at the presidential villa, Abuja.


The council has the responsibility to consider matters of great concern to the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The Armed Forces Council was established by CAP A20 of Laws of the Federation of Nigeria and Section 4 of the Armed Forces Act to among other things be responsible under the general authourity of Mr President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces for command, discipline and administration of, and for all other matters related to the Armed Forces.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Defence, the last meeting of the Council was held on 17 July 2014 during the last administration “and there was, therefore, the need to convene the Armed Forces Council Meeting in order to consider matters of great concern to the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

Some of the matters considered at the meeting include the ratifications of the National Defence Policy 2017 (Revised), Harmonized Terms and Conditions of Service Officers 2017 Revised and Harmonized Terms and Condition of Service Soldiers/Ratings/Airmen 2017 (Revised) amongst others.

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