Minister of Defence, Maj. Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd) has said his uncompromising service in defending the nation’s territorial integrity recorded above 80 percent success in tackling the nation’s security challenges.
He stated this at the valedictory dinner organised by the permanent secretary in the ministry, Dr. Ibrahim Abubakar Kana in honour of the minister ahead of the end of his tenure next week.
In a statement by the minister’s special assistant on media and publicity, Mohammad Abdulkadri, Magashi thanked the management and staff of the ministry as well as the top, middle and lower echelons in the military for the honour and support accorded him in service of the nation.
The minister while recalling some of his achievements in office highlighted various reforms and massive re-equipment of the Armed Forces of Nigeria for enhanced capabilities, adding that jointness among the services has been a force multiplier in degrading the non-state actors.
He thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for the opportunity to serve the country and further thanked God for a successful tour of duty and renewed his love for soldiering even in the next world.
The permanent secretary, Dr Kana, described the out going minister as a great leader and an elder stateman with unblemished record of service to the nation