Past event

Invitation Only

Research Event

Nigeria's Defence Priorities: Domestic Stability for Regional Security

Chatham House, London

Africa Programme, Nigeria Project

Event documents

Transcript - Hon Erelu Olusola Obada
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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.