The Transformation Branch of the Nigerian Navy has hosted the Fourth Quarter 2019 Armed Forces Transformation and Innovation Conference.
In statement, the Nigerian Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ette Ibas revealed that the purpose of the conference was to keep the Defence and Services Headquarters abreast of the Transformation activities of the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
Vice Admiral Ibas said: “It would serve as an avenue for sharing of ideas and innovation on transformation towards ensuring that all military activities are in sync within the Services” adding that the theme of the Conference was “Transformation and Innovation Anchored on Technology.”
The Naval Chief noted that the Quarterly meetings are rotated amongst the Defence Headquarters and the 3 Services Army, Navy and Air Force which during the meetings, resource persons of repute are invited to deliver lectures/papers in furtherance of the Transformation Process.
According to him, it is pertinent to state that for Year 2019, the Headquarters Nigerian Air Force, Defence Headquarters and Army Headquarters hosted the First, Second and Third Quarter meetings, respectively.
Participating officers came from the Defence Headquarters, Army Headquarters, Naval Headquarters, Headquarters Nigerian Air Force and Ministry of Defence.
He said they “deliberated on issues pertaining to the alignment of Innovation and Technology with the Transformation Process.”
Meanwhile, the meeting sought to develop original ideals that would promote use of local content, improved Research and Development and out of the box solutions to problems in the Armed Forces and various components of transformation process involving concepts, moral and physical aspects were examined.