The Nigeria Army has called for the development of modern equipment for effective service delivery in the military.
The Director, Production Command Engineering Depot, Brigadier General Chima Abraham Ekeator, stated this during the closing ceremony of TRADOC Nigeria Army Research and Development Conference 2021 held in Minna, Niger state North Central Nigeria.
Brigadier General Abraham Ekeator, who presented a paper title “Modernizing Nigerian army equipment” stressed the need for the use of updated and sophisticated equipment within the Military circle in the country.
“Over the years it has been proven countless time that Nigerian army troops have never been found wanting, they are always courageous and willing to fight at any given time “added Brig Gen Ekeator
The director production command depot of the Nigerian army who further emphasized on the use of Insufficient and obsolete equipment as one of the greatest contemporary challenge facing the Military in the country, suggested that the efforts of the Military towards modernizing its equipment through Research and development will not only help to produce needed equipment in sufficient quantity but would also upgrade obsolete ones needed for various operations.
The Nigerian Chief of Army staff, Major General Faruk Yahaya, represented at the event by the the TRADOC Commander, Major General Stevenson Olugbenga Olabanji commended the participants for their various contributions during the 3 day conference on research and development.
The Army Chief further mentioned that the Military will definitely look at various suggestions for possible implementation to accomplish desired targets.
‘We had a very eventful 3 days of intellectual discourse and pragmatic solutions to some of the problems confronting the Nigeria Army in the aspect of research and development’
The Niger State head of service , Hajia Salamatu Abubakar who was the guest of honour at the closing ceremony of the TRADOC Nigerian Army research and development conference 2021, emphasized on the need for maintenance culture and encouragement of officers and men of the Nigerian Army especially on the aspect of research and development.
Officers and soldiers from various formation of the Nigerian Army, other security agencies, academics from civil institutions in the country deliberated during the 3 days conference with a view of articulating strategies that would assist the Nigerian army in its research and development efforts especially in the present contemporaries period .
The Nigerian Chief of army staff Lt General Faruk Yahya earlier during the opening of the 3 days Conference , reiterated the commitment of the Nigerian Army in collaborating with renowned research based institutions towards realizing the noble objective of producing the required military hardware in the country.
Various Military equipment manufactured in the country where exhibited by the Command engineering depot of the Nigerian Army, Defence industries corporation (DIC). Nigerian Defence academy and Federal University of Technology Minna Niger state among others. View pictures below:
Homemade military equipment exhibited at the research and development conference organized by TRADOC Nigerian Army.
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