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NCDMB, Army to partner on Local Content dev

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) will support the Nigerian Army with it plans to increase the level of Nigerian Content in the…

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) will support the Nigerian Army with it plans to increase the level of Nigerian Content in the manufacture and procurement of military hardware and accessories.

The Executive Secretary NCDMB,  Engr. Simbi Wabote made the commitment when he delivered the keynote address at the Nigerian Army Research & Innovation Summit held in Abuja recently.

He spoke on “Local Content Development in Nigeria’s Defence Sector- an imperative for National Development” and explained that Research and Development (R&D) is the key to sustainable Nigerian Content growth and development.

Represented by the Director, Planning, Research and Statistics, NCDMB, Mr. Daziba Patrick Obah, the Executive Secretary stated that for R&D to succeed and yield return on investment, it requires the collaboration of various stakeholders and a long gestation period.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-General Tukur Buratai opened the exhibition segment of the three-day summit and promised that the Nigerian Army will enhance its commitment to Research and Development as a strategy for improving the military’s capacity to contain the nation’s security challenges.