The Federal Government (FG) has announced that it has signed a Military-Technical Cooperation Agreement with the Russian Federation, which will boost the supply of military equipment, provision of after-sales services, and training of personnel in the fight against insecurity.

The Publisher Nigeria gathered that it was signed by Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd), who is on an official visit to Russia, on behalf of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, while the Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, Dmitry Shugaev, signed for the Russian Federation.

The FG said in a statement that the Military-Technical Cooperation between the two countries which was signed on 23rd August 2021, provides a legal framework for the supply of military equipment, provision of after-sales services, training of personnel in respective educational establishments and technology transfer, among others.

“The signing of the Agreement is a landmark development in the bilateral relations between Nigeria and the Russian Federation,” they said.

The Nigerian Embassy in Moscow said the signing ceremony, was witnessed by the Nigerian Ambassador to the Russian Federation, His Excellency (Prof.) Abdullahi Y. Shehu, the Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Auwal Zubairu Gambo, the Defence Attache in the Embassy of Nigeria in Moscow, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya, representatives of the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Air Force, other senior military officers and officials of the Nigerian Ministry of Defence.

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