President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday directed the Federal Ministry of Defence to design a plan for the establishment of a Military Industrial Complex for local production of weapons.

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Buhari, who gave the directive at the graduation of Course 23 of the National Defence College in Abuja, said such weapons, when produced, would meet some of the requirements of the country’s armed forces.

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He described as unacceptable Nigeria’s current over-dependence on other countries for critical military equipment and logistics.

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