The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) will partner the Defence Research and Development Bureau to invest in the research and development to aid national security and development.
The Executive Secretary, NCDMB, Engr. Simbi Wabote made this commitment when the Director-General of the Defence Bureau, AVM Jumo Osahor paid him a courtesy visit at Board’s liaison office in Abuja.
In his remarks, AVM Osahor enumerated the research interests of the defence headquarters and expertise which could form the basis of strong partnership between the two institutions. He sought the Board’s support for the Bureau’s commitment to Research and Development as a strategy for improving the military’s capacity to address the nation’s security challenges.
He stated that the collaboration of the two institutions will also deliver value to Nigerians and help in the development of the economy.
In his response, Wabote commended the Nigerian Defence Forces for their efforts in combating insecurity across the nation and strides made in promoting Local Content in their operations and equipment. He pledged the Board’s readiness to support the R&D endeavors of the Bureau.
“Be assured that we are ready to collaborate with you. The Board is the right agency with regards to Research & Development which would help enhance security in country.” he said.