The Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral AZ Gambo has commissioned Nigerian Navy garment factory in Sapele, Delta State.
The CNS also inaugurated other projects at the Nigerian Navy barracks, Oghara.
The garment factory currently has 171 machines consisting single and double needles sewing machines, taping machines, weaving machines, button-hole maker and botton fixing machines. It also boasts of a four-head digital embroidery machine among others.
In his remarks, Vice Admiral Gambo, said: “the garment factory is a bold step towards self reliance in production of uniforms by Nigerian Navy”
“It is hoped that in a near future, the garment factory will cater for the need of supplying uniforms for other services and private sector”.
The naval boss later moved to Nigerian Navy Barracks, Oghara, Delta State where he launched 8-blocks of one bedroom self-contained lodge for National youth corp members, 4 blocks of one bedroom junior officers’ accommodation, headquarters Logistics Command guest house. He later laid the foundation for Vice Admiral AZ Gambo 9-hole golf course.
The event was attended by representatives of Delta State governor, Chief David Edevwie, the chief of staff to the governor, chairman Sapele local government area.
Senior officers present were FOC NAVTRAC and Central Naval Command. Also, principal staff officers from naval headquarters, commanders/commandants of military, police and para-military agencies. Others and captains of industries were also present at the event.