•Targets self sufficiency
The Nigerian Air Force Investment Limited (NAFIL) Tailoring Workshop has delivered the first batch of about 1000 security uniforms sewn in its newly commissioned ultra modern tailoring workshop in Kaduna. This is inline with the mandate of the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, to ensure Air Force becomes self-sufficient in some products.
The Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI), Air Cdre Olatokunbo Adesanya, on Sunday said this followed a contractual order by Imanue Easyklean Ltd for the NAFIL Tailoring Workshop to produce 2,917 shirts and 2,110 trousers.
Adesanya said that the first batch of security uniforms, consisting of 1,298 shirts, which were delivered ahead of schedule, was handed over to the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, Mr Adagboyi by the Managing Director of NAFIL, Air Vice Marshal Abubakar Bagare.
According to him, the remaining shirts are at the verge of delivery while the trousers would be delivered to the security outfit before the middle of August 2017. Imanue Easyklean Ltd is an Abuja based Company that produces uniforms for a number of security outfits attached to foreign embassies in Nigeria.
He recalled that the ultra modern tailoring workshop was commissioned in June 2017 by the CAS Abubakar to ensure ample and timely provision of uniforms to personnel at low cost.
“It also has the value added advantage of serving as a training facility for NAF personnel of the Tailoring Specialty. The workshop, with a total of eighty-six different industrial tailoring machines, has facilities obtainable in world class tailoring facilities,” he stated.
He said noted “the idea behind the establishment of the workshop is to consolidate on NAF efforts at self-sufficiency by developing the capacity for local production of military uniforms in large quantities”.
Adesanya said the facility, which is also available to meet the tailoring needs of schools, institutions and general public, is obviously positioned to make huge foreign exchange savings for the nation.