The Guardian (Nigeria)

Reps Okay Research Bureau For Armed Forces

- From Adamu Abuh, Abuja

THE House of Representa­tives has endorsed the establishm­ent of the Defence Research and Developmen­t Bureau ( DRDB) aimed at reposition­ing the Nigeria armed forces for service delivery.

Already, a bill aimed at achieving the goal, sponsored by Mr Babajimi Benson, has scaled the third reading stage in the lower legislativ­e chamber.

The DRDB Governing Council consist of the Minister of Defence as Chairman; Minister of Science and Technology; Minister of Communicat­ion and Digital Economy; Chief of the Defence Staff; Chief of Army Staff; Chief of Naval Staff; Chief of Air Staff; DirectorGe­neral of the Bureau; Deputy Director Coordinati­on of the Bureau as Secretary.

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