Research development

Army showcases research and development efforts to fight bandits and Boko Haram

In a bid to build local capacity to deal with worsening insecurity, the Nigerian Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) on Tuesday in Abuja presented the research and development efforts of the army schools.

TRADOC kicked off a two-day Research and Development Conference and Curriculum Harmonization Workshop for the Nigerian Army School on Monday.

At the opening of the program, the Chief of Training (Army), Maj. Gen. Abdulsalam Ibrahim reiterated the army’s commitment to research and development to effectively address the contemporary security challenges facing the nation.

The theme of the event is “Research and Development Efforts in the Face of National Security Challenges”.

He said the military has leveraged research and development to improve operational efficiency.

Lafia Federal University Faculty of Arts Dean Okpe Okpe, a resource person at the event, said the issue of knowledge management had become critical amid deteriorating security at the Nigeria.

Mr Okpe said research for development purposes remained an important part of knowledge management, which the Nigerian army TRADOC had led according to him.

“From what we have seen in the exhibit, it is clear that the Nigerian military has the capability to indigenize the technology that will kick start Nigeria’s process of self-reliance,” Mr Okpe said. “You can see everything that’s been displayed in terms of some of the gear you’ve seen.”

He added: ‘What we are trying to do or what the military is trying to do is tell the world that they have the capacity and the capacity but more importantly they have the skills to do all these things in order to promote national development. confidence and national pride.

Mr. Okpe further noted that the Nigerian military could not “continue to rely on the West”, pointing out that “when the Boko Haram affair started, a number of countries abroad refused to provide in Nigeria the resources to counter it.”

“Now these have shown very clearly that until we look inward we cannot solve our problems, and we have to understand it from that perspective,” he said.

The Nigerian Army School of Artillery (NASA), the Nigerian Army School of Armor and the Nigerian Army School of Infantry, among others, showcased various innovations from their efforts to research and development.

(NOPE)