Proforce Limited will provide armoured vehicles with Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria 27111
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|Wednesday, November 27, 2013 01:00 PM|
|Proforce Limited will provide armoured vehicles with Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria.|
Proforce Limited, a Defense Company from Nigeria which specialises in design and manufacture of defence and security hardware and armouring of cars and other passenger vehicles, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON) for the production of Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs).
Nigerian-made Proforce Limited PF2 armoured patrol vehicle
This was disclosed by Ade Ogundeyin, managing director of the company when a team of senior policemen led by Ikemfuna Okoye, Ogun state police commissioner, toured the Company’s plant recently.
The plant, as the visitors also learnt, has built and delivered armoured marine security boats for the Lagos state government for use by the rejuvenated State Waterways Authority.
Disclosing that the facility had at different times played host to guests from the presidency as well as Olusegun Aganga, the minister of industry, trade and investment; the minister of state in the ministry; state governors and top military officers, Ogundeyin stated that all the visitors “were impressed by the level of our technology and quality of our products,” even as he added that the vehicles from the plant are as good as the best in the world.
He told the police boss that good news about his company’s products had spread to France as it has been approached to build armoured vehicles for export to a neighboring francophone country.
“Nigerians are great people and what we do here is enough evidence that if encouraged, Nigerians can achieve great things to earn the country a lot of respect in the international community. There may be a few bad eggs, but generally, Nigerians are hard-working people, and investments like this need to be encouraged,” he remarked.
He said that the National Automotive Council (NAC) has been lending a lot of support to the plant, adding that through the Council’s efforts, locally based auto plants like Proforce, would be paying zero duty on completely knocked down parts and lauded the Federal Government for introducing the auto development policy and following up with the new fiscal policy measures for the auto industry as issued by Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the coordinating minister for the economy and minister of finance on November 14.