Federal Ministry of Defence

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Federal Ministry of Defence
Ship House, Area 10, Abuja
Tel: 09-6270534, 09-2340534, 09-2348975, 09-2348970
Fax: 09-6270714, 09-2340714, 09-23430371
E-mail: mamed@nigeria.gov.ng, fnjeze@nigeria.gov.ng


In recognition of the challenges of the new millennium, a military sector with modernised equipment, well-trained in all aspects of military operation, fully professionalised, compact and mobile with adequate equipment, fire-power and communications, capable of fulfilling its constitutional responsibilities and performing its international peace-keeping role proudly and efficiently


To provide administrative and support services, timely and effective to enable the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria build and maintain a modern, compact, strong, professional, mission- capable and mission-ready armed forces for the defence of national territory, maritime interest, airspace and the protection and defence of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and to contribute to peace-making and peace-keeping duties worldwide under sub- regional and global organisations of which Nigeria is a member


The aims and objectives of the Ministry of Defence which are derived from the National Defence Policy are as follows:

Maintaining men of the Nigerian Armed Forces in a state of combat readiness on land, sea and air.

Maintaining a proper balance in arms and men to meet the needs of internal and external security;

Making provision for the welfare of the men of the Armed Forces in terms of training, accommodation, health care and other benefits aimed at boosting their morale.

Enhancing the capability and sophistication of the country’s Defence Industries in order to reduce the country's dependence on foreign sources of supply.

Ensuring security in the African continent by the promotion of a collective defence system through bilateral, sub-regional and continental co-operation to ward off external aggression and to attain the African objective of the national foreign policy; and

Contributing towards peace and stability in the world as a whole through the United Nations Organisation (UNO), African Union (AU) and Economic Community of West African States ate (ECOWAS).


Joint Services

Army Affairs

Navy Affairs

Air Force Affairs


Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON)

Directorate of Military Pensions (DMP)

Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA)Kaduna-Kaduna State.