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We Are Not Siting Foreign Military Base In Nigeria – FG

Nigeria’s Federal Government says, it is not true that there are discussions between Nigeria and some foreign countries on the siting of foreign military bases in the country.

In a statement on Monday, Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, urged Nigerians to disregard the “falsehood”.

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

Recently, some northern leaders cautioned President Bola Tinubu against allowing the US and French governments to relocate their military bases from the Sahel to Nigeria.

In a letter addressed to Tinubu and the national assembly on Friday, the northern leaders said accepting such a proposal would pose dangers to the country.

The northern leaders said the US and French governments have allegedly been lobbying Nigeria, and other countries in the region, to sign new defence pacts, allowing them to redeploy their expelled troops.

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