BY ISAAC ODEH, Kaduna
The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Olonisakin has re-emphasised Nigeria’s commitment to global peace and security.
He said that Nigeria has been maintaining a steady deployment of troops to hot spots around the world to maintain and enforce peace.
He gave the promise in Abuja when the Deputy Military Adviser, United Nations peace keeping operations, Major General Adrian Foster paid him a courtesy call in his office.
The CDS pointed out that Nigeria has been actively involved in peace keeping operations around the world before her independence and has kept the tempo ever since then.
For instance, he revealed that Nigerian troops are presently on UN missions in Guinea Bissau, Mali, Dafur, Liberia and many other countries across the globe, pointing out that for this reason, Nigeria deserves more support and recognition from the world body.
He however, commended the UN for the confidence reposed on the Nigerian contingents to its mission areas that justify their retention, especially in Dafur and promised that Nigeria would continue to be a key player in world’s politics and diplomacy as well as maintenance of peace and security around the world.
Earlier, in his remarks, the guest, Major- General Foster said that he was in Nigeria to commend the Armed Forces of Nigeria for its contribution towards world peace through its active participation in the United Nations Peace keeping operations around the world.
He also said that he was in Nigeria to access the situation regarding its war against the insurgents in order to recommend to the UN to rally support for the country to overcome its multiple security challenges for the overall benefit of the mankind.