New Defence Minister, Gusau Debunks Resignation Reports


Update: Gusau Has Not Resigned, Says presidency The report by an online medium earlier today that the Minister of Defense, Lt.

-Gen Aliyu Gusau (rtd.
) has resigned is untrue.
General Gusau remains in Office as Minister of Defence.

His absence from today's meeting of the Federal Executive Council which was cited in support of the false report of his resignation was with the permission of President Goodluck Jonathan.

Reuben Abati Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity) Our Previous Report: SAN FRANCISCO, March 12, (THEWILL) - General Aliyu Gusau has debunked reports being speculated in the media that he has resigned from his position as Minister of Defence.

Gusau, who was appointed last week, told the BBC Hausa service via telephone that he is still in office.

Reports had speculated that Gusau resigned following disagreements with military chiefs.