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DICON is now home of civilian products – DG

The Director-General of Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON), Major General Bamidele Ogunkale, has said that the initiative to utilize DICON’s excess capacity to produce…

The Director-General of Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON), Major General Bamidele Ogunkale, has said that the initiative to utilize DICON’s excess capacity to produce civilian products is aimed at ensuring that the production lines were not lying fallow as there was need to keep the machines working constantly.
He made this known ‎during a courtesy visit to the Commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC)‎ in Abuja recently.
According to him, the excess capacity in some of the factories where military products were produced is also being channelled towards fabricating new tools or pipes for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), especially Kaduna Refinery‎.
He said the corporation would continue to lay emphasis on reverse engineering‎, adding that DICON has been noted for excellent performance in reverse engineering.
“The corporation is currently building some classroom chairs for some local government areas in Kaduna State and in terms of quality, DICON has no rival within the state because “we have machines to treat the wood specially before it is used and the corporation also produces wind vane, hand pump, ceremonial sword, maze, among others.”
Responding, the NSCDC Commandant said the Corps which started as a voluntary organization in 1967 to cater for Civil War victims and also to educate the populace on some basic precautionary measures, metamorphosed into her current status of full paramilitary in 2003. 
 

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