The federal government has launched a modern garment factory to produce uniforms for the armed forces and other security agencies in the country.
This is to ensure standardization and guard against the misuse of military and security uniforms by impostors and criminals in Nigeria.
Mohammed Manga, Director Press and Public Relations of the Ministry of Interior, made this known in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.
He said the launching of the garment factory, which was tagged, DICON-SUR Corporate Wears Nigeria Limited, was held at the Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON) at Kakuri, Kaduna.
Mr Manga quoted President Muhammadu Buhari speaking at the occasion as saying that the security of lives and property of Nigerians and the integrity of the nation’s territory was very important to the present administration.
Mr Buhari said: “This event is a clear demonstration of the determination of my government to encourage Public-Private Partnership through foreign direct investment into the Nigerian economy”.
The president, who was represented by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, said the garment factory was being launched in recognition of the dire need of Nigeria for a modern garment factory to produce befitting uniforms for the Armed Forces and other security agencies.
He reiterated the administration’s resolve to deal with all forms of crime and criminality in the country.