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War Against Boko Haram: Innoson rescues Nigerian Air Force

By News Express on 10/02/2016

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The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar, has lauded the management of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM) Company for providing the needed technical support that has enabled the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) to sustain its operations against Boko Haram insurgents.

“The company, at a time when the NAF would have been forced to ground its entire fleet of Alpha Jets due to lack of brake assembly, had helped to locally modify and overhaul the brake assembly of the MB-339 aircraft for adoption on the Alpha Jets. This ingenious effort by IVM is instrumental to the continued operation of the Alpha Jets, and had helped to save the day when help was not forthcoming from abroad,” NAF Director of Public Relations & Information, Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, said, quoting Air Marshal Abubakar.

Group Captain Famuyiwa quoted the CAS as stating that the contribution by IVM deserves national recognition and award, given the important role played by the Alpha Jet in the ongoing counter insurgency operations in North East Nigeria.

He noted that the collaboration between NAF and IVM is in line with one of the key drivers of the CAS vision which is “strategic partnership with ministries, departments and agencies for enhanced research and development.”

Continuing, Group Captain Famuyiwa said in a statement issued this afternoon in Abuja: “Beyond the feat, the NAF is poised to exploit the possibilities of mass producing the Alpha Jet break assembly and other parts locally by partnering with IVM, as well as other credible organisations, to build own capacity for enhanced self-reliance. The invitation of IVM team to Headquarters Nigerian Air Force for further discussions was based on this premise.

“The CAS, while receiving the Chairman IVM, Mr Innocent Chukwuma, and team members in his office, expressed the willingness by the NAF to expand the scope of existing research and development collaboration with IVM.”

The statement quoted Air Marshal Abubakar as saying: “Our partnership with IVM would not end with the Alpha Jet break assembly but a leeway to forge new frontiers, through research and development, to replicate some of the spares needed by our platforms.”

The CAS was further quoted as saying that the feat has not only saved the country huge foreign exchange that otherwise would have been spent abroad but also adding value to Nigerians through provision of job opportunities.

The statement said that the Chairman IVM expressed the readiness of his company to partner with the NAF to help manufacture locally some of the spares needed to keep its aircraft operational. “Mr Innocent Chukwuma noted that such synergy as existing between the NAF and IVM would help to reduce the dependence on foreign technologies while promoting self-reliance, as well as technological and economic development. He disclosed that his company has the expertise to locally manufacture and assemble a number of automobile products that would be of benefit to the NAF,” the statement said. 

•NAF Photo shows Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal SB Abubakar, presenting a souvenir to the Chairman Innoson Motors, Mr Innocent Chuwkuma, during his visit to NAF Headquarters, Abuja.

Source News Express

Posted 10/02/2016 6:46:02 PM

 

 

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