Buhari Announces Weapons Production Plan

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President Muhammadu Buhari (middle) with all the members of Course 23 after their graduation ceremony at the National Defence College in Abuja … yesterday.
President Muhammadu Buhari (middle) with all the members of Course 23 after their graduation ceremony at the National Defence College in Abuja … yesterday.

OSTENSIBLY in an attempt to curb over reliance on arms importation in the fight against insurgency and other crimes, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Federal Ministry of Defence to produce an action plan for the establishment of a modest Military Industrial Complex (MIC) for the local production of weapons to meet some of the requirements of the country’s armed forces.

Speaking at the graduation ceremony of the Course 23 of the National Defence College (NDC)) in Abuja, Buhari described as unacceptable, Nigeria’s current over-dependence on other countries for critical military equipment and logistics. “We must evolve viable mechanisms for near-self-sufficiency in military equipment and logistics production complemented only by very advanced foreign technologies.

The Ministry of Defence is being tasked to draw up clear and measurable outlines for development…

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