NIGERIA, BRAZIL TO COOPERATE ON THE TRANSFER OF MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, TRAINING

Navy SBS commandos prepare to board the NNS Thunder F90 during a drill

Navy SBS commandos prepare to board the NNS Thunder F90 during a drill

NATIONAL MIRROR
27 July, 2013

Nigeria and Brazil have held bilateral discussions on defence matters, as the
federal government intensifies efforts at tackling insurgency in the country. Specifically, both countries are to cooperate in the areas of transfer of military technology and the training
of Nigerian soldiers on how to tackle emerging challenges of terrorism and
other crimes.

These and others were the fallout of a three-day meeting in Brazil between
the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Olugbenga Ashiru, and his Brazilian counterpart, Mr. Antonio De Aguierpatriota.

A statement from the Foreign Affairs ministry reads: “On the invitation of the Foreign Minister of Brazil, Mr. Antonio De Aguierpatriota, Amb. Olugbenga Ashiru
visited Brazil from July 14 –16, 2013. The visit was aimed at moving the bilateral
relations between Nigeria and Brazil forward.

“During the visit, Amb. Ashiru held
discussions with officials of the Ministry of Defence, to foster cooperation in
defence matters, particularly transfer of military technology, as well as training of Nigerian military personnel.Consequently, an invitation has been extended to our Minister of State for Defence, Erelu Olusola Obada, to visit
Brazil for further discussions on this matter.”

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18 Responses to NIGERIA, BRAZIL TO COOPERATE ON THE TRANSFER OF MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, TRAINING

  1. igbi says:

    how is it a cooperation if it is our soldiers who would be trained by their soldiers.
    This is a big slap on the face.
    What exactly does the foreign minister know about the military for proposing that they train our soldiers. Inferiority complex, inferiority complex, inferiority complex. I agree with them giving us technology, but the rest is just a slap on the face.

  2. @ Igbi..Training could be be in terms of technology Bro…Its a known fact that Brazilian Aerospace industry is a vibrant one

  3. G8T Nigeria says:

    @ optimus u re right my friend. We have a lot to learn from brazil.

  4. freeegulf says:

    yes indeed we do have a lot to learn from Brazil. cooperation in aviation and maritime sector will really benefit the armed forces. traditionally, Brazil and Nigeria have good ties and their military cooperation goes back decades. its the best we have with any latin american countries.
    from the EE-9s to the EE-11s for the army, the tucano for the air force. there have also been past joint training exercise between the NN and the marinha do brazil.
    mrs obada should get an extensive deal with the Brazilian. kudos to the armed forces. viva Nigerian-Brazilian ties

  5. jimmy says:

    The training could lead to technology transfer between both nations without the hang ups. This to me starts the beginning of I would call the era of PRAGMATISM.This should be a foreign policy where Nigeria makes friends based on what is strategically good for Nigeria, what is in it for Nigeria’s best financial and security interests.
    .

  6. beegeagle says:

    DESPERATE BOKO HARAM TERRORISTS TURN TO ATTACKING BORNO VIGILANTE YOUTHS GROUP

    SUSPECTED TERRORISTS KILL OVER 20 INNOCENT CIVILIANS IN INDISCRIMINATE SHOOTING AS BORNO YOUTHS VIGILANTE GROUP ARRIVE TO SEARCH REMOTE VILLAGE

    http://m.mg.co.za/index.php?view=article&urlid=2013-07-28-nigerian-insurgents-kill-20-civilians

    BORNO YOUTH VIGILANTE GROUP MEMBERS AMBUSHED, KILLED BY SUSPECTED TERRORISTS WHILE RETURNING FROM A SUCCESSFUL TRIP TO ARREST TERRORISTS

    http://theguardianmobile.com/readNewsItem1.php?nid=15804

  7. jimmy says:

    The writing is on the wall.

  8. G8T Nigeria says:

    http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/Ao2ZYkaEwKk/mqdefault.jpg— Nigerian Navy Special Forces training US Marines in Senegal.

    • jimmy says:

      oga GT8 i was unable to open the link please post it again. i really need to see this.

      • jimmy says:

        Thank you oga obix for sharing This is proof of what we need to see of Americans and Nigerians working together.
        @oga eyimola BRAZIL similar to Nigeria in weather and topography has one of the largest river coastlines in.the world.In the past NIGERIA has bought APCS from them and it appears based on the comments of the Chief of Staff of THE AIR FORCE there will be more collaboration in order to fast track the development of the AIR DRONES known as the AMEBO.
        Brazil and Nigeria it appears are reaching out to one another based on A STRATEGIC MILITARY relationship both countries it appears do not want the hand wringing and paternalistic interference of the West.The current president of Brazil who was tortured years ago by right WING military juntas backed by the west is steering Brazil away from being viewed as a western ally to being viewed as a strategic ally as was evident by the visit of her predecessor to Nigeria.
        Based on what Nigeria has gone through in the Niger DELTA it would not surprise me if Brazil wanted Nigerian SBS to collaborate with their counterparts.

  9. I’m almost certain that is NOT the THUNDER. The rounded edge of the deck is seen nowhere on her, and the grey doesn’t look right either, nor the grates on the deckhouse side.

    As for the cooperation, it’s good to know what your allies now, pick their brains, and let them learn from you. Reciprocal tours are very, very common in NATO, SEATO and other alliances. USAF pilots flying Royal Navy helics. ANZACs on French Dutch frigates, and so forth.

  10. demola says:

    “the training
    of Nigerian soldiers on how to
    tackle emerging challenges of terrorism and
    other crimes.” oga igbi is right. Why should an average nigerian always assume that we would be at recieving end. Exactly what is brazil going to teach us? Jungle warfare,How to catch anaconnda?

    • CHYDE says:

      Oga Demola, while I really appreciate your stand on Brazil as wellas Igbi’s, you should realise that the Brazilians have a very good Aircraft ‘industry’, we’ve been clamouring for a viable airforce, this might just be an oppurtunity to help develop the NAF aircraft building capability etc etc. No one has the monopoly of knowledge

      • igbi says:

        I know brazil is one of the best in the world in technology and if the articles stated that the brazilians would be training us on brazilian technology then I would have just clapped my hands, the part I don’t accept is when the article tries to belittle our soldiers and says brazilian soldiers would be teaching our soldiers how to fight.

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