Mr Osaro Ekonweren, Technical partner of the factory made this announcement after the inauguration of the Board of the company by Gov.Okezie Ikpeazu, in Umuahia, described the Aba Automated Shoe Factory as currently having the most updated shoe producing machines in the country.
“We were amazed and impressed by what we saw on ground. Our group has been into shoe production in Nigeria for over a decade now and I must confess that the machines we saw there when we went on inspection cannot be found anywhere in the country. We use machines in our own company but what we have is nowhere near what is at the Aba Shoe Factory.”
Mr Osaro also explained that the factory has an installed capacity to produce 5,000 pairs of shoes daily which is equivalent to 2 million shoes annually.
He went further to congratulate Gov Ikpeazu on his foresight which led to the manufacturing of the factory which would change the face of shoe production in Nigeria.
“Products from this factory will not just be for the local market here but will be sold across West Africa and beyond. The factory will be run as a professional and commercial outfit with clear opportunities for value addition and job creation.