Former UNILAG VC urges govt to invest in defence technology
Modern technology should be invested in by governments at all levels, according to Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, a former vice-chancellor of the University of Lagos. This will increase the nation’s ability to manage security concerns and protect its citizens.At the Lagos State University of Science and Technology (LASUSTECH), Ikorodu, Ogundipe made this claim on Friday.
His speech was part of the institution’s inaugural Founder’s Day lecture, with the theme being “Nation Building Through Innovation, Science, and Technology.”
According to the former vice chancellor, countries made these investments to strengthen their security and defense systems.
“Innovative defense technologies enhance a nation’s ability to manage security concerns and protect its citizens.”Using innovation and technology can make a big difference in a nation’s internal security.It facilitates the development of tactics, tools, and regulations that are We consider a number of elements when discussing nation-building, all of which are now impacted by science, innovation, and technology, according to Ogundipe.
He continued by saying that analysis and intelligence collecting, technology adoption and monitoring, and cybersecurity measures are significant aspects of how innovation and research support Nigeria’s internal security.
He lists training and skill development, public awareness and education, conflict resolution and peacebuilding, border security and cross-border cooperation, and training and skill development as additional