…As Minister, IGP commends company.
The Federal Government through the Ministry of Police Affairs is set to partner with Equipment Protective Applications International Limited (EPAIL), an indigenous engineering research, design and development company engaged in manufacturing of defence and equipment and security solutions to produce locally made Bullet Proof Vest, Ballistic Helmet and other security defence gadget.
The Honourable Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi, disclosed this on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, during an official visit to EPAIL manufacturing facility located at Mowe, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ogun State by the leadership of the Ministry and the Nigerian Police Force including the Inspector General of Police Usman Alkali Baba and other senior officials of the Ministry and the Police Force.
Dingyadi who was speaking after a tour of the factory and a shooting test procedure for the Bullet Proof Vest, Ballistic Helmet made by EPAIL expressed satisfaction with the performance of the company and the quality of its products.
“I choose to speak at this time having heard and seen all that we are suppose to see. Our visit here today is a multi-purpose one, when the President came to Lagos recently; he was able to see some of your products and In line with the vision of this administration to promote local content, we received a letter from the Ministry of Trade and investment to come here for a firsthand assessment of your capacity and the quality of your products” he said.
He added that the visit will not only benefit the Nigerian Police Force but also other security agencies including the Army, Navy, Customs and Immigration. He commended the management of the company for upholding the local content drive of the country.
In his welcome address, the Chairman, Equipment & Protective Applications International Limited (EPAIL), Engr. Kola Balogun thanked the Honourable Minister, the IGP and the entire team for taking time out of their busy schedule to visit the factory. He assured them that the company has the capacity to meet all the defence equipment, surveillance systems and technological solutions.
Balogun stated that EPAIL was established out of the desire to deepen technology research and development indigenously to service the ordinance and technological needs of the security agencies, armed forces and private security firms.
While making her presentation, the Managing Director, Equipment & Protective Applications International Limited (EPAIL), Zulaykhah Aileru revealed that the mission is to provide adequate protection to our client leveraging on technology and drive indigenous innovations and development in the defence and security industry.
Aileru noted that the company though an indigenous company is manufacturing with international standards. She disclosed that the EPAIL Bullet Proof Helmet is best in class manufactured in compliance with NATO, STAGNAT & NIJ standards.