Defence Minister Calls for Jointness in Combating Modern Conflicts

Defence Minister Calls for Jointness in Combating Modern Conflicts
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In a compelling address at the Air Power Consult Senior Leadership Forum, the Honourable Minister of Defence, Mohammed Badaru Abubakar, emphasized the imperative of joint operations in addressing contemporary conflicts. Highlighting the complexity of modern warfare, the Minister asserted that no single element of national power could ensure success in conflict resolution.

Badaru stressed the necessity of a comprehensive, whole-of-government approach, stating, “No modern conflict can be successfully prosecuted using only one element of national power.” He underscored the importance of jointness within the armed forces, emphasizing the need to move beyond rhetoric to tangible action.

Defence Minister Calls for Jointness in Combating Modern Conflicts
    Honourable Minister of Defence, Mohammed Badaru Abubakar

    Praising the forum’s organizers, a group of retired senior Nigerian Air Force officers known as Air Power Consult, Badaru acknowledged their dedication to advancing national security discourse. He commended their efforts to explore emerging trends and threats in the contemporary battlespace.

    Addressing the role of air power, the Minister affirmed its pivotal significance in achieving successful outcomes in joint operations. However, he urged a critical examination of the proliferation of air assets among various security agencies, emphasizing the Nigerian Air Force’s primary responsibility in managing the nation’s air power.

    Furthermore, Badaru highlighted the disruptive nature of emerging technologies in warfare and conflict resolution. He emphasized the urgent need to integrate these technologies into Nigeria’s military capabilities to maintain dominance in the region.

    Defence Minister Calls for Jointness in Combating Modern Conflicts
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      Looking ahead, the Ministry of Defence aims to foster collaboration with relevant government ministries and agencies to facilitate the development and application of cutting-edge technologies.

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      The Minister’s call for jointness and technological integration signals a proactive approach to addressing Nigeria’s evolving security challenges, underscoring the government’s commitment to national defense and stability.

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