NIGERIAN AIR FORCE, FUTA, DIGITAL BRIDGE INSTITUTE COLLABORATE ON CAPACITY BUILDING, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Air Marshal Alex Sabundu Badeh(right), Chief of the Air Staff, Nigerian Air Force with Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt

NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA
13 February, 2013

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) signed a
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Tuesday in Abuja with the Federal
University of Technology, Akure(FUTA )
and Digital Bridge Institute on capacity
building.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Alex Badeh, said the MOU would make the Air Force to look inward in doing things. Badeh said FUTA and Digital Bridge
Institute are both Nigerian research
institutions, while the Air Force is a
government organisation. “So, it is very essential for us to collaborate to manufacture machines that will be of use to us because no organisation can build an airplane alone. We want to go into collaboration with various people in whatever we are building. We go to where people have skills and tap from them and they tap from us too. We must collaborate to keep the country moving.’’

In his remarks, Air Vice Marshal Sadiq
Abubakar, Chief of Standard and
Evaluation, Nigerian Airforce, said with
the signing of the MoU, NAF stood to
benefit from the wealth of experience and expertise of the two organisations. Abubakar said the CAS had approved
monies for the execution of many
projects. “We shall soon embark on
comprehensive data collection on areas
of concern with regards to enhancing our operational platforms and this will guide our research and development efforts.’’

In his address, the Director, Research and Development of NA, Air Commodore Isaac Odun-Ayo, said the plan to sign an
MoU with research agencies and tertiary
institutions was expected to provide a
pool of competencies. He said “this will afford NAF the benefit of inviting persons from these institutions based on their areas of strength to assist in various aspects of research and development in the NAF.

“If NAF is to apply innovative technology
as stated in the Chief of Air Staff vision,
the technology must first be acquired. It
should not be surprising therefore that
NAF is signing an MoU with FUTA and
the Digital Bridge Institute, Abuja, as these are key players that are vital to the realisation of the quest for technological development.’’

The Vice Chancellor of FUTA, Prof. Adebiyi Daramola, said: “The MoU is an effort toward the indigenisation of our intellectual properties. We have a lot of
human resources in this country and the
vision of the Chief of Air Staff is praiseworthy.’’

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5 Responses to NIGERIAN AIR FORCE, FUTA, DIGITAL BRIDGE INSTITUTE COLLABORATE ON CAPACITY BUILDING, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

  1. Obix says:

    This is exactly what we’ve been lacking, synergy between our armed forces and techincal institutions. If only our government can make funds steadily available for researches, there would be great results which could be transfered later to DICON for mass production! Beags, i have around me two brilliant students who can design and build armed drones!

  2. jimmy says:

    WOW the THE NAF is on it’s way to joining the group of g8 nations the first world countries. Do you guys realize these NAF chaps are paying attention to what we are saying on this blog ? They say great minds think alike well just to further boost my morale yesterday the Minister for police disclosed that the STANDARD of admission TO ENTER THE POLICE FORCE HAS NOW CHANGED ( Another thing we advocated on this blog) it now requires six credits at no more than two sittings to get in!
    Things are “a “changing may you live in interesting times .

  3. Obix says:

    Oga Jimmy! That’s great news. You know, enlistment into the PF reminds me of enlistment in the movie “Police academy”!

  4. kwame kpeh says:

    We as a nation has been sleeping for too long, it’s time to wake up and catchup. I believe Nigeria’s DICON started the same time with their counterparts from India and Brazil. But today, this countries exports their arms and other products to us due to our leaders poor judgement and quest for 10% kickback.It is a shame that Nigeria can not boast of 10 functional figher jets. The leaders this days now want to pocket some change even after buying some obsolete platforms and then beat their chest for a job well done. It is only in Nigeria that the safety of it’s military personel is never considered buying hardware.

  5. Number one says:

    Where there is a leader with vision ………… .Something has been bugging me about the NAF ,how many frontline jets do we need to effectively police our airspace ?

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