Nigeria Renews Relations with The Gambia, Signs Defence Pact

Nigeria’s Minister of Defence, Maj. Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd) and the Gambian Defence Minister, Hon Sheik Omar Faye, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to formalize the over 60 years of relationship between Nigeria and The Gambia.

Maj. Gen. Magashi noted that the MOU in areas of training of Military officers, Defence Technical Assistance, Procurement, Intelligent Sharing and effort on counter-terrorism is debilitating development among transnational countries.

In his remark, the Gambia Defence Minister, Sheik Omar, represented by His Excellency, Mohammadu Njie Gambia’s High Commissioner to Nigeria commended Nigeria’s leadership role in the sub-region.

Nigeria and Gambia have over the years operated in peace support missions in Darfur and Liberia and were also part of the formed troops for peacekeeping and as military observers in many other missions within Africa and beyond.


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