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The Honourable Minister of State for Defence, Dr. Bello Muhammed Matawalle, MON visits Proforce Command Center

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The Honourable Minister of State for Defence, Dr. Bello Muhammed Matawalle, MON, recently visited the Proforce Command Center in a significant move to promote local content and the Domestic Content Inclusion in the Defence Industry Act (DICON Act). This visit underscores the Nigerian government’s commitment to fostering self-reliance and boosting local production capabilities within the defense sector.

Dr. Matawalle’s visit to Proforce, a renowned defense solutions provider in Nigeria, was marked by a comprehensive tour of the facility. He inspected various aspects of the company’s operations, including the production of armored vehicles, tactical equipment, and other defense-related products. Proforce has been at the forefront of advancing Nigeria’s defense manufacturing industry, offering innovative solutions and high-quality products that meet international standards.

The Honourable Minister of State for Defence,

During the tour, Dr. Matawalle emphasized the importance of the DICON Act, which seeks to enhance the participation of local companies in the defense sector. The Act aims to reduce dependency on foreign imports, stimulate local economies, and create job opportunities. By promoting local content, the government envisions a robust and self-sustaining defense industry that can adequately support the Nigerian Armed Forces.

Dr. Matawalle commended Proforce for its contributions to national security and its adherence to the principles of the DICON Act. He highlighted the company’s role in not only producing top-tier defense equipment but also in fostering innovation and technological advancement within the country. The minister interacted with engineers, technicians, and management, applauding their dedication and expertise.

The Honourable Minister of State for Defence,

This visit also serves as a call to other local manufacturers to rise to the occasion and contribute to the national defense strategy. Dr. Matawalle reiterated the government’s support for initiatives that align with the DICON Act, encouraging more investments and collaborations in the defense sector.

In conclusion, Dr. Bello Muhammed Matawalle’s visit to the Proforce Command Center reinforces the Nigerian government’s strategic vision of enhancing local content in defense manufacturing. It highlights the critical role of local industries in ensuring national security and demonstrates a steadfast commitment to building a self-reliant and resilient defense sector in Nigeria.