The Chief of Army staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Burutai has promised that the Nigeria Military would continue to patronize Made in Aba products, including uniforms, boots and other military kits.
Gen. Buratai made the statement when he led a delegation of high ranking military officers on a courtesy visit to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State at the Government House, Umuahia.
According to him, the military has mandated their suppliers to emphasize on made in Nigeria products, saying that the patronage was motivated by Governor Ikpeazu’s gift to him months ago.
We have long keyed in to this. The army has been partnering and we’ve been directing our suppliers to contact the producers to ensure that they get made-in Nigeria-products. This will continue. We are looking more inwards rather than going out, trying to conserve scarce foreign currency and do more things.we are channeling them home so that our local industries can thrive and serve us better.
The COAS also commended the Governor for the good relationship existing between the Army and the people of Abia State just as he explained that he was in Abia State to assess the progress of the “operation python dance” which the Military launched last week to mark her end of the year training activities.