Defence Cooperation

Nigeria-Russia Defense cooperation is time-honoured and reached a watershed during the Nigerian civil war of 1967-1970. It received a boost in 2017 with the signing of the Military Technical Cooperation Agreement (MTCA), which was renewed in August 2021 in Moscow. Nigeria has longstanding and wide-ranging cooperation with Russia in the field of defence. With the signing of the MTCA it is expected that Nigeria-Russia military technical cooperation will gradually metamorphose from a buyer-seller framework to one that will involve joint research, development and manufacture of sophisticated defence technologies and systems.