ARMY – Nigeria Produces It’s Armored Vehicles, Other Defense Systems Locally.

by Kim Boateng Last updated on April 13th, 2017,

ARMY – Nigeria Produces It’s Armored Vehicles, Other Defense Systems Locally. Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has lauded the potential of Nigeria in becoming the world’s defence systems solution hub following her capacity to produce high-grade security merchandise locally. This news comes as a welcome departure from the 419 (Nigerian Prince) scam, corruption and arrests news that dominated the headlines lately. Idris made the remark during a tour of ProForce Armour and Ammunitions Production Facility, a defence systems and gadgets provider, on Friday in Ode-Remo, Ogun.

According to him,  the facility provides armored personnel carriers, ammunitions, ballistic helmets, bullet-proof vests, Armour cash-in-transit and personal protection vehicles. Idris who lauded the level of expertise, added that the nation’s poise for rapid development could only materialize through adequate support for local manufacturing. He said that Nigeria could save a lot in terms of foreign exchange with internally purchased merchandise in equipping the nation’s security outfits in their fight against crime.

His words:

“To be honest with you, I have seen first-hand what Nigerians can offer with the right support. Here, you can see local content development in practice. I think it’s a great achievement for us as a country when we start venturing into presumed impossible feats and turning them into possibilities. Technologically, Nigerians have the know-how and capacity to compete with the best when it comes to manufacturing. It’s an advantage to us when we see avenues such as these we can exploit to bridge the gap of development and unemployment. For the police, we will continue to support such ventures by exploring local content opportunities of improving the force ability to address security issues and create employment. ”

Meanwhile, the Ogun State Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Mr Bimbo Ashiru said that  it was important for government to always create an environment for local manufacturing to thrive. According to him, the best way of spreading wealth and reducing social strife was by creating jobs through local content development. He,  however urged manufacturers to focus more on backward integration through raw materials in-sourcing to improve the production value-chain by empowering local suppliers.

He said:

“What has happened in Ode-Remo has put this place on the map in terms of capacity and wealth creation. By the time we produce our steel and glass then we have achieved up to about 70 to 80 percent of our technology.

ProForce was established in 2008 and prides itself as the only private armored vehicle manufacturer in Nigeria specializing in armored vehicles and personal protection. As a total defense solution provider, the company focuses on the delivery of confidence in protective mobility.

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Kim Boateng

Kim Boateng

With a Degree in Environmental Sciences, Kim the self professed jack of all trades and master of some simply "goes there" and brings a level of attention and detail to Nigeria Circle's quest for excellence in investigative journalism that sets her apart. Before journalism she worked in Safety, Quality Assurance and Control in several industries.
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