- Nigeria will begin production of aircraft spare parts soon
- The minister of science and technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, said the country has the capacity to produce industrial machine spare parts including those of aircraft
- According to the minister, the aircraft spare parts would be produced Projects Development Institute (PRODA) in Enugu
Nigeria will commence production of aircraft spare parts soon, the minister of science and technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, has said.
Onu while speaking at the inauguration of projects at the Projects Development Institute (PRODA), announced that Nigeria has the capacity to produce industrial machine spare parts including those of aircraft through Projects Development Institute (PRODA) in Enugu.
He said it is commendable that the institution has come alive to contribute to the diversification mantra of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.
Onu said: “I have seen the progress so far made in this institute but we want them to do more. We want PRODA to be a centre of excellence.”
Speaking on the induction furnace project produced by the institute, Onu said with the two furnaces, the PRODA could produce non-ferrous materials including aluminium and stainless steel.
Also, addressing the production of pencils which he had promised earlier, the minister said he was satisfied that production had finally started on the project.
“We have all seen pencils produced by PRODA and this effort is quite commendable,” Onu added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Nigerian government began the production of pencils using old newspapers.
Onu while receiving a local pencil production company, Bamib Resources & Investments Company Ltd, said the firm has the capacity to produce 2.4 million dozens of pencils yearly.
He also said that the production by the local company will surpass local and sub-regional needs for the demand for pencils.
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