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NAFIL Accoutrement Workshop Produces 1st Set of Security Uniforms

NAFIL Accoutrement Workshop Produces 1st Set of Security Uniforms

Production siteThe Nigerian Air Force Investment Limited (NAFIL) Tailoring Workshop has delivered the first batch of security uniforms sewn in its newly commissioned ultra-modern tailoring workshop in Kaduna.

This followed a contractual order by ‘Imanue Easyklean Ltd’ for the NAFIL Tailoring Workshop to produce 2,917 shirts and 2,110 trousers.

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.

A statement by Air Commodore Olatokumbo Adesanya, Director, NAF Public Relations said, “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.

Air Commodore Adesanya recalled that the ultra-modern tailoring workshop was commissioned in June 2017 by the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique 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.

“The idea behind the establishment of the workshop is to consolidate on Nigerian Air Force (NAF) efforts at self-sufficiency by developing the capacity for local production of military uniforms in large quantities.

“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.

NAFIL commissions multi-million naira tailoring workshop in Kaduna by CAS

NAFIL commissions multi-million naira tailoring workshop in Kaduna by CAS

NAF Investments Limited (NAFIL) has built an ultra modern tailoring workshop at the NAF Base in Kaduna. As a result, required military uniforms can now be sewn locally in large quantities. The idea of establishing the workshop was borne out of the desire to reinforce the culture of self-reliance, being one of the key drivers of the vision of the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar.

NAFIL and CASSpeaking while commissioning the facility yesterday, 8 June 2017, the CAS expressed delight at the establishment of the workshop by NAFIL, noting that it had always been his desire to see the NAF attain self-sufficiency in virtually all its needs.

The CAS was highly optimistic that the workshop would no doubt go a long way 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.

While delivering his welcome address, the Managing Director (MD) of NAFIL, Air Vice Marshal Abubakar Bagare,  disclosed that the workshop was set up to meet the standards obtainable in world class tailoring facilities, with a total of eighty-six different industrial tailoring machines. He added that the workshop came to fruition with about forty million naira rather than the previously planned arrangement with some foreign investors that would have cost the NAF hundreds of millions of Naira. In addition, the MD revealed that the initiative would help the NAF, other sister Services, schools and even the general public to meet their tailoring needs.