Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, General Nadeem Raza, during an official visit to Nigeria, called on the President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari on July 3, 2021. CJCSC also held separate meetings with Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi (Retd), Defence Minister, General Leo Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff and Chiefs of the Tri-Services. Matters of bilateral military cooperation including security, counter-terrorism and prevailing regional environment were discussed during the meetings. The President conveyed his feelings of high esteem for Pakistan Armed Forces and especially thanked Pakistan and its Armed Forces for their consistent support to Nigeria in its war against terrorism. CJCSC also reiterated that Pakistan is keen to expand its existing bilateral military-to-military cooperation with Nigeria.
The Nigerian military and political leadership unanimously conveyed complete satisfaction on the performance of the newly inducted JF-17 fighter aircraft from Pakistan. They also mentioned that the JF-17 aircraft, with its unique fighting capabilities, would prove to be a potent platform in addressing the security requirements of Nigeria.
Earlier upon arrival at the Nigerian Defence Headquarters, CJCSC was presented Guard of Honour by a smartly turned out contingent of Nigerian Armed Forces.
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