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Civilian staff of Nigeria’s Defence Ministry are to receive military training, an official of the ministry said on Tuesday

By Channels Television.

The Minister of Defence, Mr Mansur Dan-Ali, told reporters that the training would build staff capacity.

Mr Dan-Ali said that the training was part of a plan already on ground to restructure the armed forces.

The Minister is also recommending a complete review of the nation’s defence policy to enable it tackle domestic security challenges the nation currently faces.

He made the recommendation after he received the 2015 National Defence Policy Committee’s report in Abuja.

Mr Adn-Ali further stated that the existing National Defence Policy had not been reviewed in the last 10 years.

According to him, the lack of review over the years has made it difficult for the armed forces to effectively tackle emerging threats to national security.

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