Reps summon heads of security agencies over refusal to buy ammunition from DICON | The Guardian Nigeria News


The House of Representatives Committee on Defence has summoned heads of security agencies in the country over their refusal to buy arms and ammunition from the Defence Industry Corporation of Nigeria (DICON).

Rep. Taofeek Ajilesoro (PDP-Osun) moved the motion when the Director-General, DICON, Maj.-Gen. Hassan Tafida, appeared before the committee to defend the 2022 budget performance and 2023 budget proposal.

Tafida had accused other security agencies of not patronising DICON for the purchase of arms and ammunitions from the corporation, adding that they rather preferred to go outside to buy.

This according to him is because there is no law stopping or compelling them from purchasing arms and ammunition from DICON.

“It is that perception that we cannot provide all the things they need, so they go outside and the law did not restrict them from going outside. So these are some of the things that need to be corrected.

“This is why DICON must wake up from the status it was to a…

Source: Guardian Newspaper