Defence Headquarters To Collaborate With ABU On Made In Nigeria Warfare Equipment

Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria

By; SANI ALIYU, Zaria 

A military team from Defence Headquarters led by Major-General Victor Offiong has paid a visit to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria on evaluation mission for possible collaborate on made in Nigeria warfare equipment, international security, defence technology transfer and other defence related research efforts. 

A statement issued by the Director Public Affairs Directorate Auwalu Umar said Major-General Victor Offiong, said the decision by the Defence Headquarters to collaborate with the university and other relevant research and development establishments was vital for exchange of ideas towards tackling the country’s insecurity.

He explained that the visit was essentially to streamline and harmonise the various research and developments with a view to saving costs, energy and avoid duplication. 

According to him,  modern warfare was not all about strength and that visiting the university at this point in time would give the Nigerian military an edge in its fight against insurgency, banditry and kidnapping. 

General Offiong, who was in company of Commodore A.R. Akinwale and Lt. Col. B.G.A. Mohammed all from the Defence Headquarters, thanked the Vice-Chancellor and his management team for the warm reception accorded them. 

In his response, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Kabir Bala, who was represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Prof. Danladi A. Ameh, thanked the military team for the visit and assured that the university would be willing to collaborate with the Nigerian Military on any area that would enhance their performance. 

The team  was taken round the faculties of Physical Sciences, Engineering and Social Sciences where they freely interacted with various experts for the collaboration.     


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