The Director-General and Chief Executive of NMDC, Engr Linus Asuquo, after taking a tour of DICON said the time has come to move the country forward to be a producing rather than a consuming country
He further added that “We are looking at indigenous materials for everything we need in this country because we cannot continue to be a consuming country. We need to start manufacturing in other to make progress and that is the purpose of our visit to DICON. We are very impressed and overwhelmed with what we saw and the achievement of DICON under the current DG Maj Gen VO Ezugwu using indigenous materials to achieve so much.
The DG NMDC said we are going help DICON in the area of research and development to bring out indigenous materials of global standard so they don’t depend on China or any other country again and that will give birth to lots of employment and revenue opportunities for the country”
The DG DICON, Maj Gen VO Ezugwu, said his resolve to invest his time and energy on local production of ballistic products for the military based on President Buhari’s directive on local production.
The DG DICON added that, the President of the Federal Repulica of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari through Executive Order 5 has tasked all the military department and agencies in Nigeria to make sure they promote local content by looking inward to see how they could tap into the abundant human and natural resources in the country and DICON has keyed into that order.
The DG DICON said, The MoU signed will give Nigerian room to harness all the raw materials which is going to help the country less dependent on foreign products and once we spend less on importation within the country, we will have more to offer the country.