Air Force tailoring facility produces first batch of uniforms

By Martha Obi, Abuja

A modern tailoring factory set up by the Nigerian Air Force has delivered on its first batch of uniforms in Kaduna.

Thé Director Public Relations and  Information, Nigerian Air Force Investment Limited (NAFIL), Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya  said ” this followed a contractual order by Imanue Easyklean Ltd for the NAFIL Tailoring Workshop to produce 2,917 shirts and 2,110 trousers.”

Air Commodore Adesanya  noted 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. 

Hé said the remaining shirts were on 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.

The modern tailoring workshop was commissioned in June by the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar to ensure the timely provision of uniforms to personnel at a 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 industrial tailoring machines, has facilities obtainable in world class tailoring facilities.

The idea behind the establishment of the workshop was to consolidate on Nigerian Air Force’s 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 positioned to make huge foreign exchange savings for the nation.