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WRP-N welcomes new AFRICOM Commander to Nigeria
Abuja, Nigeria, The new Commander of the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM), General Thomas D. Waldhauser was in Nigeria to hold series of meetings with Nigerian military and security leaders. During his two-day visit to Abuja, he met with Nigeria’s military, security chiefs and leadership including Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.
AFRICOM, is responsible for building defense capabilities, responding to crises, deterring and defeating transnational threats, and promoting regional security and stability. Nigeria, plays a critical role in Africa, as such, is a strategic security partner in AFRICOM’s mission objective.
General Waldhauser was at the United States Embassy Abuja where he met with the Deputy Chief of Mission, Mr. David Yong; the Defense Attache’, COL Patrick Doyle; and Office of Security Cooperation personnel. The U.S. Department of Defense Walter Reed Program-Nigeria (DOD WRP-N) presented at that meeting, where the Country Director, Mr. Robert Nelson intimated the AFRICOS Commander on DOD WRP-N’s contribution in HIV/AID, research and force interventions in Nigeria.