Senate passes bill establishing defence research bureau for Armed Forces


The Senate has passed a bill seeking to establish a Defence Research and Development Bureau in the Armed Forces of Nigeria.

The Defence Research and Development Bureau (Establishment) Bill seeks to initiate new scientific, technological and environmental research on defence matters.

It also seeks to facilitate collaboration with other national and international institutions in the promotion and transfer of science and technology relating to defence.

Majority Leader of the Senate, Yahaya Abdullahi, moved the motion for re-committal of the bill to the Committee of the Whole for consideration and passage.

Abdullahi, in his presentation, recalled that the bill and two others were passed by the National Assembly and transmitted to the President for assent.

The lawmaker added that against the backdrop of the issues identified, a technical committee of the Senate and House of Representatives as well as the Directorate of Legal Services of the National Assembly met and reworked the bill.

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