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Buhari orders stoppage of importation of military, paramilitary materials

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Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele Thursday met with Service Chiefs and Heads of Paramilitary agencies to work out modalities of enforcing President Muhammadu Buhari’s order, stopping further importation of uniforms.

The stoppage was in conformity with Executive Order 003 mandating all Ministries Departments and Agencies to source their textile needs locally.

“We have the mandate of Mr President to ensure that all uniformed services and theatre wears in hospitals and medical facilities be sourced locally from the Nigerian CTG sector”, Emefiele told his guests.

Already, “the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) has been notified to enforce compliance among MDAs.

“Our model in achieving this presidential directive is to facilitate long term contracts (five years or more) with our textile and garment factories to produce uniforms for our armed forces and uniform services using local fabrics and textile materials.

“We are not naive of the fact that the nature of your jobs will warrant special quality and security around the production of your wares. My team will work with your nominees toward ensuring requisite quality and security associated with your uniforms.

“Your nominees will also join our team to inspect the various textiles and garment factories to ensure their readiness to be engaged on long term contracts to forestall breaches” he said.

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