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Nigeria: Military Aid

Volume 496: debated on Tuesday 1 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has received any recent requests for military assistance from the Nigerian government. (289016)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 17 June 2009, Official Report, column 340W, to my right hon. Friend the Member for Oxford, East (Mr. Smith).

In addition we provide support to enhance the Nigerian peace-keeping capacity, advice on defence management, and professional officer education and training. We maintain a regular dialogue with Nigeria on defence and security matters.