The Nigerian Ministry of Defence is a government establishment charged with the responsibility of overseeing the Nigerian Armed Force. For effective running of activities, there are parastatals and organizations under the Nigerian Ministry of Defence. These parastatals play different roles.
The Ministry of Defence is headed by the minister. The Minister of Defence is appointed by the president.
Organizations under the ministry of Defence
The Defence Headquarters of Nigeria; headed by the Chief of Defence Staff
The Nigerian Army; headed by the Chief of Army Staff
The Nigerian Navy; headed by the Chief of Naval Staff
The Nigerian Air Force; headed by the Chief of Air Staff