Minister of Defence, Mansur‎ Dan-Ali

Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja

The Minister of Defence, Mansur‎ Dan-Ali, on Monday said arrangements are currently on-going between South Africa and Nigeria’s military for the extension of her military special forces to Nigeria.

This, he said, was a follow-up to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the two countries in 2013, prompting the Chiefs of Defence of the two countries to meet and thrash out all the areas that are relevant to the two countries.

The Minister disclosed this while receiving the South African delegation led by the Minister of Defence , Ms. Nobise Mapisa-Nqakula.

According to him, “The two countries should look at how the two industrial complex would come into being. It is a very good thing that we are thinking that South Africa being the closeness ally to us should come and help us in developing our industrial complex, that is the Defence Corporation of Nigeria.”

He added, “We are of the opinion that very soon when the two Commander in Chiefs meet, and the visit is finalised, we will look into going deep how the two countries will work together and coming to an agreement ‎between the MoU and technical expertise between the two countries.”