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FG not considering foreign military base in Nigeria, says minister



The federal government has dismissed claims that there are ongoing discussions between Nigeria and some foreign countries on the siting of foreign military bases in the country.

In a statement on Monday, Mohammed Idris, minister of information and national orientation, urged Nigerians to disregard the “falsehood.”

Idris said the federal government has neither received nor considered any proposal for the establishment of foreign military bases in the country.

“The Nigerian government already enjoys foreign cooperation in tackling ongoing security challenges,” the statement reads.

“The president remains committed to deepening these partnerships, with the goal of achieving the national security objectives of the Renewed Hope Agenda.”

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