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Nigeria's Defence Priorities: Domestic Stability for Regional Security

18 July 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Chatham House, London


Hon Erelu Olusola Obada, Minister of State for Defence, Nigeria
Chair: Sandra Osborne MP, Member, Foreign Affairs Committee



While internal security threats currently dominate the agenda of Nigeria's Ministry of Defence, with a state of emergency in the northeast of the country and the ongoing potential for unrest in the Niger Delta, the Nigerian Armed Forces are also responding to growing demands related to regional security challenges in the Gulf of Guinea and Mali. These concurrent multifaceted challenges have highlighted the need for an equally multifaceted strategy to respond that reflects regional implications and enhanced domestic capacity.

Hon Erelu Olusola Obada, Nigeria's minister of state for defence, will discuss the country's defence priorities, the links between domestic stability and regional security, and what the Nigerian Armed Forces are doing to enhance security both within Nigeria's borders and in the region.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.