The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Defence (MOD), and Chairman Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON Board Mrs Nuratu Batagarawa said they are impressed with the performance of the Director General, DICON Maj Gen VO Ezugwu.
The chairman stated this during the recently held 104 Board meeting of DICON held at DICON headquarters Kaduna. The meeting was attended by representatives of the Service Chiefs, Inspector General of Police and other designated members.
According to her, the focus of the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is moving the nation to the next level in all ramifications and the premier industry must be seen to be working on the same page with the government of the day. She further stated that the vision of DICON’s founding fathers must be fulfilled through deliberate efforts.
She therefore charged the DG DICON to be ready to implement changes through collective efforts towards realizing the objective of making DICON the epic centre of the much desired Military Industrial Complex (MIC).
The Chairman who copiously expressed satisfaction with the performance of the DG by reviving the DICON MAROM and the progress achieved so far at the PRIMA CAP within the short period in office, noted that she was highly optimistic he would deliver on the mandate of the Corporation.
She decried a situation where the nation would continue to be made a dumping ground for finished products and reiterated that the Board was poised to give the DG necessary backing in order to urgently change the current narrative and foster the much desired spillover effect on other sectors of the economy.
Gen. Ezugwu expressed his appreciation to the Board and entire staff of DICON for their invaluably support within the short time he had been at the helm of affairs in DICON. He stated that this enabled modest achievements such as production of armoured vehicle, light and medium, production of dummy rifles for training purposes, inviting Nigerian Machine Tool to assist in proffering solution to some tools problem that can’t be fabricated in DICON; Provision of lunch to all DICON staff among others.
He further thanked the Chairman DICON Board for her unflinching support in the area of providing necessary guidance, stressing that he would not betray the confidence reposed on him by the chairman and other members of DICON Board.