President Muhammadu Buhari has stressed the readiness of the federal government to de-emphasize dependence on foreign supply of military weapons to fight security challenges facing the nation by commencing local productions.
To this end, he has instructed the Ministry of Defense to create a modest military-industrial complex for the local production of weapons to meet some of the requirements of the country’s armed forces.
The President who made the disclosure in Abuja stressed that the establishment of the industrial complex would address Nigeria’s over-dependence on other countries for military equipment and logistics.
On other steps being taken by his government to strengthen national security, President Buhari said it was gratifying to note that Nigeria has received six A-29 Super Tucano propeller-driven aircraft, which were currently being used for training, surveillance, and attack by the military.
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