Publisher: University of Calabar

The Challenge of Bringing The Traditional Military Authority Structure In Nigeria In Line With Modern Technology

Victor I. Lukpata, Dada A. Olorunfemi, Elimian Alexander
KEYWORDS: Military, Organization, Lethal force, weapons, war, modern technology


A military is an organization that is authorized by its greater society to use lethal force, including the use of weapons, in defending its country by combating actual or perceived threats. The military may have additional-functions of use to its greater society, such as advancing a political agenda exemplified by a military junta supporting or promoting economic expansion through imperialism, and as a form of internal social control. However, the extent to which the military uses lethal force is depended on its ability to manipulate the instrument of force in the wake of a dynamic technology. That is why the military is an organization whose parts of the corporate body are designed, developed, deployed, trained, supplied, informed and directed so that they can be relied upon in the period of war. In spite of this, there is the real problem of bringing the traditional military authority structure in Nigeria in line with modern technology. The basic focus of this paper is to examine this problem with a view to making relevant recommendations as the way forward. The historical descriptive approach was adopted as method of data collection in researching for this work

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