The Defence Minister stated this in a message at the Nigerian Armed Forces Special Day at the 43rd Kaduna International Trade Fair in Kaduna State.
General Magashi who was represented by the Special Advicer Technical, Major General Ahmed Tijani Jibrin (rtd) emphasized on the need for transfer of technology by the technologically advanced countries to be a Force Multiplier for the Nation’s Military to galvanise the production of the Defence needs.
While appreciating the quality representation of the Nigerian Armed Forces at the International Trade Fair by the Nigerian Defence College, NDA , the Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria, DICON and the Command Engineering Depot CED, he said the ongoing efforts to establish a Military Industrial Complex MIC is well on course.
A statement by the Ministry of Defence said the tripartite Collaborative efforts of the Government, the Military Defence Industries and Research Institutions is geared towards the production of Defence needs.
The Minister pointed out that the Trade Fair had proven very useful and successful for providing the needed platform for the Armed Forces to showcase to the global Community some of her indigenous Defence products and research capabilities.
Nigerian Government emphasises commitment to Military Industrial Sector