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Armed Forces Act

  • Commenced on 6 July 1994
  • [Up to date as at 31 December 2002]
  • [Note: The original publication document is not available and this content could not be verified.]
An Act to provide for the command, maintenance and administration of the Armed Forces of the Federation.

Part I – Establishment and Composition of the Armed Forces

1. Establishment and functions of the Armed Forces

(1)There is hereby established for the Federation an Armed Forces which shall be maintained and administered as set out in this Act and comprise the Nigerian Army, the Nigerian Navy and the Nigerian Air Force (in this Act referred to as the "Army", "Navy" and "Air Force") respectively.
(2)The Armed Forces shall consist of such-(a)establishments and number of equipment;(b)officers and non-commissioned officers; and(c)soldiers, ratings and aircraftmen, as the case may be,as the President may, in consultation with the National Assembly, determine.
(3)The Armed Forces shall be charged with the defence of the Fede…

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