The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has lauded the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, for its remarkable performance in research and development innovations in promoting local content.
The Vice President stated this in a message to the NAF Research and Development Competition-Exhibition to mark this year’s Nigerian Air Force Day Celebration in Abuja.
Professor Osinbajo represented by the Secretary to the Federal Government, Mr. Boss Mustapha urged the Nigerian Military to continue defend and protect the territorial integrity of the country.
He said the discoveries from military research and development have contributed immensely to making the world a better place.
He stressed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration would continue to reposition the Armed Forces to discharge its duties effectively.
Earlier, the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar explained the emphasis on Research and Development as a means of building indigenous technological capacity.
The NAF Research and Development Competition was aimed at showcasing Nigerian Air Force’s efforts at promoting, enhancing and optimizing indigenous innovations and technologies for national development.
Present at the event was the Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Defence, Nuratu Batagarawa and others.