Published on Nov 09, 2017 Greenbarge Reporters
President Muhammadu Buhari, today, Thursday, convened Armed Forces Council Meeting to consider matters of great concern to the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The Council Meeting was last held on July 17, 2014 during the Goodluck Jonathan administration
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 the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces for command, discipline and administration of, and for all other matters related to the Armed Forces.
At the meeting of the Council today, Thursday, in the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja, President Muhammadu Buhari, said that it is aimed at considering 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/Armen 2017 (Revised) amongst others.
The Council also considered several transformations in terms of development as well as security challenges that have taken place in Nigeria.
It is believed that the ratification of these documents will enable the Armed Forces cope with the ever changing contemporary security challenges.
It will also help to enhance welfare, command, discipline and administration of the Armed Forces as well as policy framework governing the conduct of security and defence in Nigeria.
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