By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The Nigerian Army has signs Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) with Super Green Security LTD, Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria, signs same with Command Engineering Depot on production of military hardwares and equipment and other defence related equipment.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa, dated August 6, 2020.
The signing of the MOUs is 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 NA has since keyed into the Federal Government’s agenda by ingeniously 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.
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.
These commendable efforts by the Nigerian Army under Lt Gen TY 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.