We’ll Focus, Invest in Blue Economy –Defence Minister, Badaru

The Minister of Defence, Alhaji Mohammed Badaru, said on Wednesday that the Federal Government was focused on investing in the modernisation of military equipment to guarantee the safety of citizens and foreigners.

Badaru said this in a statement issued by Mrs Victoria Agba-Attah, Director, Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Defence, in his goodwill message at the Nigerian Bar Association Annual General Conference, 2023.

The conference had as its theme: “Crafting a Strategic Blueprint for Security and Prosperity”.

Badaru, who was represented by Dr Ibrahim Kana, permanent secretary in the ministry, said while investing in the modernisation of military equipment, the Nigerian government would also pay attention to the blue economy, climate change and the unmanned spaces.

According to him, the Ministry of Defence and the Armed Forces of Nigeria were responsible for maintaining peace and stability, not just within the black water and the brown water, but deep down into the blue water.

He said: “Indeed the government is redoubling its efforts by providing more platforms like ‘Falcon Eye’ as well as the deep blue project.

“Government has invested huge resources in these projects to address insecurity in not just the Niger Delta, but the entire coastal areas of Nigeria.”