DICON, Turkish firm sign N4b military clothing pact
The Defence Industries Corporation(DICON) has entered into a N4 billion public-private partnership (PPP) with Sur Corporate Wares of Turkey for the establishment of a military clothing and accessories factory in Kaduna State.
The Minister of Defence, Brig.-Gen. Mansur Dan Ali (rtd) dropped the hint yesterday when he received the Full Business Case (FBC) compliance certificate from the Director General of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), Chidi Izuwa, in Abuja.
He noted: “Over the years, it is regrettable that Nigeria has relied heavily on importation of not only military hard wears and ammunition but also clothing and accessories.”
The minister said government was committed to indigenous kitting and retooling of the armed forces.
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