Release N3bn for local production of guns, Reps tell Buhari –


President Muhammadu Buhari

By Levinus Nwabughiogu-Abuja

House of Representatives, Monday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to earmark and release the sum of N3 billion as a special fund for the local production of firearms and ammunition to fight the rising wave of terrorism and insecurity in the country.

This, according to the House was to be achieved through the the partnership of Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON) and Kaduna National Metallurgical Development Centre (NMDC).

The House also requested that a special team of professionals from the two agencies of government involved in the proposed partnership be set up for the the immediate take-off of the pilot project with the mandate to start the production within one year.

This was as the parliament also mandated the committee on defence to coordinate the agencies of government involved.

The resolution was sequel to the consideration of a motion of urgent national importance, sponsored by Hon. Abdullahi…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper