By; KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The President of KADCCIMA, Hajiya Muheeba Farida Dankaka has expressed delight about the recent successes being recorded at the Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON)
Addressing guests at the Special Nigerian Army Day at the 41st Kaduna International Trade Fair on Saturday March 7, 2020, she said DICON is unlocking huge economic potentials.
“KADCCIMA is pleased that President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to transforming DICON.
“Available information shows that military hardware and armoured vehicles are now being manufactured in DICON, as well as others products, which is a welcome development,” she said.
Speaking further, Dankaka said that Kaduna Trade Fair is one of most important events in KADCCIMA’s calendar, hence the attention it attracts.
“Our programmes at various levels are made public with a view to attracting local and foreign investors.
“Statistics show that trading within Africa is 15% compared to 85% with other continents.
“It is pertinent that some countries in Africa have recorded massive improvements in infrastructural development which encourages investments,” she added.
She applauded the present administration, which she said in spite of the raging insurgency and insufficient funds, is embarking on infrastructural development across the country.
“President Buhari and some state government have invested in infrastructure in spite of several challenges,” she stressed.
She however, appealed to the federal and state governments to develop more infrastructure, emphasizing that it is the only way Nigeria can catch up and benefit from investments.
“We commend President Buhari, Chief of Army Staff and other military personnel for efforts made at confronting the daunting security challenges and insurgency the country is facing.
“We pray for God God’s protection of out Armed Forces as they fight challenges,” she prayed.