The Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON) is to explore partnership with the Uniccon Group in the provision of innovative technologies to address Nigeria’s security challenges among others.

Uniccon is a provider of cutting edge technology solutions including cybersecurity, PaaS, AI & Robotics, fintech services, SaaS, and e-marketplace.

Last year, the Uniccon Group unveiled, ‘Omeife’, Africa’s first humanoid robot to herald the continent’s entry into the high-skill, high-precision field of robotic engineering; as well as the fusion of biology, behavioural science, and human neuroscience with IT.

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DICON’s Director General, Maj. Gen. HG Tafida, during a recent facility tour of the Uniccon Group in Abuja commended the enterprise for setting the pace in high-end technology research and development as an indigenous company.


The partnership with DICON will see the Uniccon Group helping to upscale the operations of the military establishment with innovative technologies. The DICON is a government body that produces military and civilian products, all outgrowths of rigorous research works.

An impressed Maj. Gen. HG Tafida toured the laboratory facility including the Chemistry, Molecular, Robotics and AI labs led by the Chairman of the Uniccon Group, Amb. Chuks Ekwueme.

The Uniccon Group owns STEMFocus, Africa’s leading hub for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) research, training, and solutions.


Other management members of Uniccon Group during the facility tour included  Group General Manager, Chris Ebosie;  General Manager, Kehinde Ake;  and Johnson Abah of the Business Development Unit.

Ekwueme took time to apprise Maj. Gen. HG Tafida of the various projects and products by the Uniccon Group further eliciting the commendation of the DICON’s boss on its futuristic projects.

He lauded the “giant strides and innovations of the company to complement the efforts of security forces in Nigeria.”

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