Air Vice Marshal Muktar Magaji, Chief of Defence Communication, Defence Headquarters accompanied by Colonel AA Yussuph will represent the Chief of Defence Staff at the 26th National Conference of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) (#NCSAbuja2016) themed, “Information Technology for National Safety and Security” holding from July 19-21, 2016 in Abuja, FCT, Nigeria.
Coordination and control of the Armed Forces, and their joint operations and training rest with the Chief of Defence Staff. Being part of #NCSAbuja2016 indicates a serious desire of the Chief of Defence Staff and the Defence Headquarters to stay current and meet up with national security commitments.
#NCSAbuja2016 will introduce innovative tactics and initiatives to enhance efficiency, responsiveness, capacity and professionalism for major military operations including the fight against terrorism and other national security threats
Manual methods are outdated. Nigeria’s armed forces cannot afford to be left behind. Information Technology has become integral to national security.
Indeed the 21st century military sector must be modern, well trained, adequately equipped and forward looking to be capable of fulfilling its constitutional responsibilities
Consider Nigeria’s Defence Vision stated as follows:
“In recognition of the challenges of the millennium, a Military sector with modernized equipment, well-trained in all aspects of military operations, fully professionalized, compact and mobile with adequate equipment, fire-power and communications, capable of fulfilling its constitutional responsibilities and performing its international peace-keeping role proudly and efficiently.”
The Chief of Defence and the Defence Headquarters are to be commended for exhibiting foresight and practical commitment to Innovation in National Security in Nigeria.
#NCSAbuja2016 is certainly the place where the Defence community in Nigeria will connect with the tech sector to share insights and experiences, develop knowledge and expertise and move national security forward.