The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has said that Nigeria needs to intensify efforts in producing equipment to help fight insecurity and further equip the armed forces.
Onu made this call when he received the report of the inter-ministerial committee on the implementation of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Federal Government of Nigeria and Wiseguard Technologies Nig. Ltd today (November 18) in Abuja.
The inter-ministerial committee comprised of personnel of the Nigerian Army, Airforce, National Security and Civil Defence Corps, National Agency for Space Research Development (NASRDA) and the Ministry of Interior.
Onu maintained in strongest terms that security is extremely vital for citizens living in rural and urban communities.
He assured Nigerians that the current security challenges bedevilling the country are a price for national development, adding that more indigenous innovations will emanate from the security situation.
The chairman of the committee, Dr. Halilu Shaba, hailed the efforts of all and sundry involved in the committee’s work and assured that more efforts will be made to further improve the committee’s work.