By Concise News Correspondents 

Minister of Defence retired Brig.-Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali


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Nigeria’s Minister of Defence retired Brig.-Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali says the Federal Government is responding to the economic recession through the use of all available resources in the country.

Dan-Ali made the assertion at the inauguration of the 207 Quick Response Group of the Nigerian Air force (NAF) in Gusau on Friday.

He assured of the federal government’s commitment toward the capacity building of the armed forces.

According to him, it is in the light of this that nine additional Air Force units were established across the country.

He said the new Airforce bases are located in Owerri, Ekiti, Katsina, Bauchi, Jos, Ilesha, Yola and Zamfara, and with the headquarters in Bauchi.

Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Abubakar Sadiq, said the establishment of the additional air force bases was due to the increasing security challenges not only in Zamfara but the nation as a whole.

He noted that the Nigerian army had been doing everything possible to put the situation under control.

On his part, Governor  Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara said the event came at the right time when bandits and other security challenges are facing not only the state but the entire region.

He then commended the Federal Government for its efforts in restoring peace to the region and assured of the state government’s readiness in providing the necessary support.