World Defence Exhibition: Matawalle says Nigeria ‘ll explore latest technology to combat insecurity

The Minister of State for Defence, Dr Bello Matawalle, says Nigeria will explore the latest technology to combat insecurity in the country.

Matawalle said this in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday by Mr Henshaw Ogubike, the Director, Information and Public Relations, Ministry of Defence.

The minister said this at the ongoing second edition of the World Defence Exhibition which commenced on Monday in Riyadh Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the minister is the leader of Nigeria’s delegation to the event.

NAN reports that other members of the delegation include the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Dr Ibrahim Kana, the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Christopher Musa, Director-General of Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON) Maj.- Gen. Effiong Edet among others.

While going round the exhibition stands, the minister said, “the objective of the Nigerian delegation’s participation in this important event is to explore the latest technology in military hardware that will eventually be acquired for the country.

“And also create ways of collaborating with key Defence stakeholders, leaders and companies to enhance Nigeria’s security structure.

“This is in line with President Bola Tinubu’s Agenda on security and further enhancement of security in Nigeria and the West African region.”

The minister noted that the aim of the global exhibition was for participating countries Ministries of Defence to meet and share information and ideas on the latest defence systems.

According to him, major international defence companies like DICON and PROFORCE from Nigeria and others around the world are participating in the exhibition in addition to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Defence.

“The exhibition is designed to deliver key platforms across all five defence domains – land, sea, air, space (satellites) and security.”

Commending the organiser of the global event, Matawalle said that countries would gain a lot in terms of defence cooperation.

The event in Saudi Arabia is expected to end on this Thursday.

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