Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said Nigeria will remain in a state of insecurity unless certain things come to effect.
Osinbajo in a statement his spokesman, Laolu Akande, released, said the narrative would only change if military spending is subjected to scrutiny and military hard wares are produced locally.
The statement was said to have been made by the Number-two citizen while interacting virtually with participants of Course 30 at the National Defence College late Wednesday.
“It is clear that given current realities in our security situation, there is absolutely every need for us to fast-forward all our plans for the future so that we can be much more effective in dealing with the current threats and the threats that we will experience as we go into the future,” the vice president posited.
“I think that there is a need, especially now, to really look very closely at local production of our hardware, beginning with armament.
“There needs to be more accountability because every time you hear about ‘we not having enough equipment,’ but there must be accountability.
“I would like to see a framework for greater accountability within the Ministry of Defence that ensures that they are able to account for military expenditure,” Akande quoted Osinbajo to have said.