Major General HG Tafida has taken over from Major General MO Uzoh as the new Director General (DG) of Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON). Speaking at the handing and taking over ceremony at DICON HQ and Ordnance Factory Kaduna, the outgoing DG, Major General MO Uzoh, said he is grateful to the COAS for the opportunity to serve as the DG DICON. While applauding the quality leadership of DICON, he urged the management and staff to remain dedicated and committed to assigned responsibilities in order to consolidate the successes recorded so far.
The new DG DICON said he is optimistic that with the state of the transformation in infrastructure, equipment, and general facilities at DICON, Nigeria is on the path to attaining self-sufficiency in military armaments and hardware.
He also urged the Management of Staff of DICON to remain dedicated and loyal to their job as they join hands with him to pilot the affairs of DICON towards sustaining the production of relevant ordnance materiel needs of the Armed Forces and other security agencies through the adoption of local content.
After a tour of the Corporation’s facilities, Maj Gen HG Tafida said it is imperative that we continuously appraise our short-term aspirations while focusing on our desire to emplace and sustain a viable MIC for self-sufficiency in the production of military hardware.
He also expressed gratitude to the COAS for the opportunity to serve in this capacity.