Federal Government Denies Plans for Foreign Military Bases in Nigeria


The Federal Government has categorically refuted claims of considering the establishment of any foreign military base in Nigeria.

Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, addressed these assertions in a statement on Monday, denouncing them as false and urging the public to disregard such misinformation.

Idris emphasized that the government is fully aware of false alarms circulating in certain quarters regarding discussions between Nigeria and foreign nations concerning the siting of foreign military bases within the country.

He stressed that there is no truth to these rumors and called upon the public to dismiss them outright.

Recent reports highlighted concerns expressed by some northern leaders in a letter cautioning against the relocation of United States and French military bases from the Sahel region to Nigeria.

However, the information minister clarified that there have been no discussions or considerations regarding the establishment of foreign military bases in Nigeria.

Idris reiterated that while Nigeria values foreign cooperation in addressing security challenges, there have been no proposals or engagements concerning the establishment of foreign military installations within the country.

He reaffirmed the government’s commitment to existing partnerships aimed at achieving national security objectives as outlined in the Renewed Hope Agenda.

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