Nigeria will explore latest technologies to combat insecurity – Matawalle

Minister of State for Defence Dr. Bello Muhammed Matawalle has said Nigeria would explore latest technologies to combat insecurity bedeviling some parts of the country.
A statement Tuesday by Director information and public relations of the ministry Henshaw Ogubike disclosed that Matawalle stated this at the second edition of the world Defence exhibition in Riyadh Kingdom of Arabia.

The minister pointed out that the aim of the global exhibition was for participating countries ministries of defence to meet and share information and ideas on the latest defence systems.

According to him, major international defence companies like DICON and PROFORCE from Nigeria and others around the world are participating in the exhibition in addition to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Defence.

Speaking further, the minister said: “The Exhibition is designed to deliver key platforms across all five defence domains – land, sea, air, space (satellites) and security.”

The exhibition featured displays of military hardware, latest technology military aircraft including a live air show, knowledge transfer, topical debates, and opportunities to connect, collaborate and network with key defense stakeholders and leaders.

Commending the organizer of the global event, the Minister said that countries would gain a lot in terms of defence cooperation.
“The objective of the Nigerian delegation’s participation in this all important event is to explore latest technology in military hardware that would eventually be acquired for the country and also create ways of collaborating with key Defence stakeholders, leaders and companies to enhance Nigeria’s security structure,” he explained.
This he said is line with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s agenda on security and further enhancement of security in Nigeria and West African region.
The Nigerian delegation to the World Defence Exhibition comprises of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Dr. Ibrahim Abubakar Kana, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa, Director-General of Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON) Major- General Effiong Edet and other critical stakeholders of the Nigerian Armed Forces and exhibitors.