BreakingNews 21/5/17: Nigeria moves to address tech gap in security

[ Masterweb Reports: Zakariyya Adaramola reports ] - The Federal Government has set up an inter-ministerial committee to address the technological gap in the country’s security issues, and promote the use of science and technology in the security system.


This is part of the commitment of the present administration to ensure that Nigeria produces what it needs in the country, the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu said at the inauguration of the Technical Committee to work out modalities for the cooperation between Science & Tech and Defence ministries in Abuja.


Dr Onu said his ministry was partnering the Ministry of Defence to utilise the platform of science and technology to meet natural needs especially in security matters and bridge the technology gaps noticeable in the country.


"The mandates of the Committee is to close up technology gaps, develop capacity for the production of security needs in the country and promote science and technology in the security system for the overall benefit of the nation", he said.


The Minister of Defence Brig-Gen Mansur Dan Ali (Rtd) noted that the military has recorded more than 85% success in the fight against insurgency.


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