Recent developments in science and technology; in particular the dramatic advancement of Information and Communication Technology (lCT), has impacted a variety of areas triggering significant revolutionary changes in many areas such as economy, society, lifestyle and improvement of combat and other capabilities. Within the military and defence circles this transformation has encapsulated in the now known concept or phenomena of revolution in military affairs.
It is well known that, technology rides with the globalization of economies, while innovative science provides insights and approaches to development and helps leap-frog rather than follow the trodden path. Thus, it is important to create a strong edifice of research in science and technology to guarantee the long-term technological competitiveness and security of Nigeria.
Indeed, the issue of insecurity has been the scourge of most African countries including Nigeria. However, science and technology innovations which involve the use of ICT, industrial technology, agriculture, medical science, etc have tremendous potential which could be leveraged upon to change the situation including the rural economy and addressing the problems of our rural people by providing artisan skills and upgrading of traditional technologies for the benefit of national security. In this regards, the DST is designed, to engage in rigorous research and studies In Science and technology to promote and strengthen national security.