National Defence Council (Nigeria)

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The Nigerian National Defence Council (NDC) | Functions

National Defence Council (Nigeria)

Nigeria Public Commission

The significance of the National Defence Council is underlined by the act that the President is its chairman.

The other membem of the National Defence Council are the vice President who is vice Chairman, the Minister of Defence, the Chief of Defence Staff, the Chief of Army Staff, the Chief of Naval Staff and the Chief of Air Staff.

The Constitution also empowers the President to appoint a few other people to serve on the council.

The National Defence Council has been in existence since 1979 and it advises the President on matters relating to the defence of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country.

Question

The chairman of the National Defense Council as provided in the 1999 Constitution is the ________?

The President is the chairman of the National Defence Council as provided in the 1999 Constitution.

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Other members are as follows:
  • The Vice President who shall be the Deputy Chairman
  • The Minister of the Government
  • The Chief of Defence Staff;
  • The Chief of Naval Staff;
  • The Chief of Army Staff;
  • The Chief of Air Staff
  • Such other members as the President may appoint.

The Council shall have power to advise the President on matters relating to the defence of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Nigeria.


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