BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY
|Nigerian Armed Forces|
|Service branches||Army, Navy, Air Force, Mopol|
|President of Nigeria||Goodluck Jonathan|
|Defence Minister of Nigeria||General (rtd) Aliyu Mohammed Gusau|
|Chief of Defence Staff||Air Chief Marshal Alex Sabundu Badeh|
|26,802,678 males, age 18–49 (2005 est.),|
25,668,446 females, age 18–49 (2005 est.)
|15,052,914 males, age 18–49 (2005 est.),|
13,860,806 females, age 18–49 (2005 est.)
|1,353,180 males (2005 est.),|
1,329,267 females (2005 est.)
|ACTIVEpersonnel||130,000 (ranked 51st)|
|Percent of GDP||1.5% (2006)|
|Foreign suppliers|| France|
|History||Military history of Nigeria|
Nigerian Civil War
First Liberian Civil War
Second Liberian Civil War
Sierra Leone Civil War
Conflict in the Niger Delta
Northern Mali conflict (2012–present)
- (1) There shall be an armed forces for the Federation which shall consist of an army, a navy, an air force and such other branches of the armed forces of the Federation as may be established by an Act of the National Assembly.
- (2)The Federation shall, subject to an Act of the National Assembly made in that behalf, equip and maintain the armed forces as may be considered adequate and effective for the purpose of –
- (a) defending Nigeria from external aggression;
- (b) maintaining its territorial integrity and SECURING its borders from violation on land, sea, or air;
- (c) Suppress insurrection and act in aid of civil authorities to restore ORDER when called upon to do so by the d. President but subject to such conditions as may be prescribed by an Act of the National Assembly.
- (d) Perform such other functions as may be prescribed by an act of the National Assembly.
- (3) The composition of the officer corps and other ranks of the armed forces of the Federation shall reflect the federal character of Nigeria.