Insecurity: Army signs MoU for production of military hardwares
The Nigerian Army says it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) with Super Green Security LTD, Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria as well as the Command Engineering Depot for the production of military hardwares and equipment and other defence related equipment.
The signing of the MOUs, the army said was in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s Executive Order Number 5 signed into law in 2018 aimed at improving local content in public procurement of science, engineering and technological equipment.
It could be recalled that in line with the Federal Government’s desire to ensuring that individuals and organisations produce their basic needs, the Nigerian Army has since keyed into the Federal Government’s agenda by manufacturing some combat vehicles and equipment such as Ezugwu Mines Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles, TYB Infantry Patrol Vehicles, the Conqueror MRAPs, boots, still helmet, fragment jacket among others.
In a statement signed by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, the representative of the Chief of Army Staff – Chief of Policy and Plans Army, Lt Gen LO Adeosun, representatives of Super Green Security Nigeria Ltd and that of Command Engineering Depot Major Generals AB Abubakar (rtd) and SS Araoye as well as the Director General Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria Major General Victor Ezugwu while signing the agreements commended the leadership of the Nigerian Army for making the army to be gradually self sustaining in the production and acquisition of Military hardwares and equipment as well as the historic signing of the current agreement.
According to them, these commendable efforts by the Nigerian Army under Lt Gen Tukur Buratai have saved the nation huge amount of foreign exchange that could have been used in the Procurement/purchase of these products/equipment which are usually not readily available in the open market.