Nigeria’s Defence Industries Resume Arms Production

The Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON) has resumed the production of arms and ammunition after a hiatus. Director-General Maj.-Gen.

Aniedi Edet announced the resumption during a visit to Maj.-Gen. Abdusalam Abubakar, GOC 3 Division of the Nigerian Army in Jos.
Edet highlighted ongoing reforms to meet DICON’s mandates, emphasizing its role in supplying defence needs to the armed forces and security agencies.

He revealed the production of 7.6 by 55mm rounds of ammunition and the assembly of weapons to enhance military operations. Edet also discussed plans for a military-industrial complex following the signing of the DICON Bill into law by President Bola Tinubu in November 2023.

This move aims to bolster defence-related industries to meet national security needs. Edet commended the efforts of troops in addressing security challenges and pledged support for lasting peace.

Responding, Gen. Abubakar suggested harnessing the talents of illegal weapons manufacturers for national security and advised prioritizing research and development.
DICON, established in 1964, operates ordnance factories and supports local industry development while serving the armed forces and security organizations.

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