President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the military and other security services to procure their uniforms and other kits from the Defence Industry Corporation of Nigeria (DICON).
PMB directed them at the foundation laying ceremony of DICON Research and Development Center, Kaduna.
The centre is working on a garment industry in partnership with a Turkish firm and it is expected to be wrapped up by next year.
Buhari added that investors are highly welcome in the country and will ensure they are well-protected.
His words, “I hereby direct that the Nigeria Armed Forces, Nigeria Police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and other paramilitary and uniform agencies to procure their uniforms and relevant accessories from this factory when it becomes functional,”
“I am aware of the challenges faced by the armed forces of Nigeria in the area of procurement of military uniforms and accoutrements especially on standardisation of fabric quality design, as well as misuse of military uniforms by imposters and criminals.”
“I want to assure partners and investors that the federal government of Nigeria has policies on ease of doing business, local content development and other micro policies that are aimed at encouraging foreign direct investment into Nigeria’s economy,”
“This partnership is another fruitful economic relations between Nigeria and Turkish governments.”
“Investors are welcome to Nigeria, we will give you the necessary incentive and protection you need.”
The President, represented by Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, told ministers of defence, police affairs and interior to make sure his instructions are adhered to.
Muhammadu Buhari GCFR (born 17 December 1942) is a Nigerian politician currently serving as the President of Nigeria, in office since 2015. He is a retired major general in the Nigerian Army and previously served as the nation’s head of state from 31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985, after taking power in a military coup d’état. The term Buharism is ascribed to the Buhari military government.
He unsuccessfully ran for the office of president of Nigeria in the 2003, 2007, and 2011 general elections. In December 2014, he emerged as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the March 2015 general elections. Buhari won the election, defeating the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan. This marked the first time in the history of Nigeria that an incumbent president lost to an opposition candidate in a general election. He was sworn in on 29 May 2015. In February 2019, Buhari was re-elected President, defeating his closest rival Atiku Abubakar by over 3 million votes.
Buhari has stated that he takes responsibility for anything over which he presided during his military rule, and that he cannot change the past. He has described himself as a “converted democrat”.
Muhammadu Buhari was born to a Fulani family on 17 December 1942, in Daura, Katsina State, to his father Hardo Adamu, a Fulani chief, and mother Zulaihat. He is the twenty-third child of his father. Buhari was raised by his mother, after his father died when he was about four years old.
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