Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo said on Saturday that it was important for Nigeria to free itself from overdependence on foreign technology.
The VP said Nigerians must become more innovative in the use of local resources.
Osinbajo stated this in Abuja at the 2019 Nigerian Air Force Research and Development Exhibition where he represented President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said, “The Nigerian Armed Forces have in recent times been busy doing a job of confronting our nation’s current multi-faceted internal security challenges. In a bid to reposition the armed forces to better cope with those challenges, our administration has made the modernisation, re-equipping and continuous training of the Nigerian Armed Forces a top priority.
“There is no doubt that the resources required to realise the full potential of the armed forces are limited in view of the competing demands from other sectors.