Tinubu meets with Defence Ministers, Service Chiefs before leaving for India


President Bola Tinubu met with the Minister of Defence, Muhammed Badaru, the Minister of State for Defence, Bello Matawalle, and service chiefs at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Monday.

This was the President’s first meeting with the ministers after they were sworn in on August 21, 2023.

The meeting’s objective, however, remained unknown.

The meeting occurred hours before the President’s planned trip to New Delhi, India, for the G-20 Leaders’ Summit.

Badaru and Matawalle had promised “remarkable” changes in Nigeria’s security architecture within one year.

Badaru had assured Nigerians that for the sake of the country, he and the minister of state could not afford to betray the trust given to them by the President.