House of Representatives has called for the establishment of a Defence Space Force (DSF) to tackle the barrage of insecurity ravaging the country.
The call was made yesterday by the Chairman, Ad Hoc Committee on the screening of service chief nominees, Babajimi Benson, during the screening of the service chiefs in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
Honourable Benson said that Nigeria needs to harness the potential of a Defence Space Force, modelling the United State of America.
He, however, acknowledged the immense contributions of the Defence Space Administration (DSA), adding that there was a need for a full-fledged DSF.
According to him, the move is to adequately handle potential threats from cyberspace and provide intelligence support to other services.
The service chiefs include the Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Christopher Musa, the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja, the Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla, and the Chief of Air Staff Air Vice Marshal, Hassan Abubakar.
It would be recalled that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu had on the 19th of June, appointed the new service chiefs and they had since assumed duties.
While addressing the service chiefs, the Ad Hoc Committee Chairman urged the members of the Armed Forces to work in synergy by sharing intelligence while adhering strictly to the provisions of the Appropriation Act.
He further said that the performances of the service chiefs would be reviewed by the National Assembly if they are confirmed.