Made in Nigeria armoured vehicles !!! Wow! How does this sound ? Unbelievable ? I guess you may be thinking how can Nigeria, an African country, with black people, be associated with the title “made in Nigeria armoured vehicles”. It does not fall in place with the “normal” way of reasoning. Isn’t it ? Unfortunately, after reading this article, that normal way of thinking will become abnormal. It is true that there are made in Nigeria armoured vehicles. Things are changing in Africa and Nigeria. Africa is growing economically, scientifically and technologically. In Nigeria we have companies that make cars like Innoson (IVM) motors. We have companies that make computers like Zinox computers. We have companies that make tablets like Saheed Adepoju Encipher company that makes the Inye Tablet. We also have companies that make smartphones in Nigeria like Sahir Berry Afrione. There are many more technological development going on behind the scene. I don’t want to mention the fast pace development doing on in the ICT sector in the development of locally made computer software and apps.
Yesterday I wrote an article titled “Nigeria : Best place to do business”. Dangote the richest black man in the world and the richest man in Africa will attest to the fact that it is good to do business in Nigeria. The right time to do business in Africa and in Nigeria is now when things are still developing. Businesses that exist now will be the household name in the next 20 years when Africa must have developed a lot. I am really sure and optimistic that Africa will grow. I believe that the story of Africa will change from the negative stories in the main stream western media to things that are positive in the future. Before that time comes, it is better to invest now and grow with the growth in Africa and Nigeria. It may not be easy but it can be done. Dangote and many other companies are doing it already. The made in Nigeria brand which is becoming a popular story among politicians and the people in Nigeria is the driving force of this boom to be experienced soon.
Today I want to introduce to you one of the good stories about Nigeria. Nigeria is not about internet scammers. Those into this sort of thing are very negligible but the sad thing is that they make a hell lot of news. The good news I want to share with you today is the first of its kind armoured vehicle manufacturing company established in Nigeria sometime in 2008 by Mr Adetokunbo Ogundeyin and his friends from Columbia. It is based at the south-western region of Nigeria in Ogun state. It is a first of its kind in all of west, east and central Africa. As a matter of fact, this is a made in Nigeria story.
Proforce Nigeria Limited is a company with well trained staff in defence technology which produces outstanding made in Nigeria armoured vehicles for government agencies, corporate bodies, diplomatic communities and private individuals within Nigeria and Africa.
Proforce military industrial facility, manufactures its products using only Internationally Certified Ballistic Standard Materials (CEN Level B7/NIJ IV, CEN B6/NIJ III) and Military Standards STANAG 4569 Level 2/2A/2B.
This company (Proforce Nigeria) makes a lot of tactical armoured vehicles (TAVs), armoured personnel carriers (APCs), armoured cash-in-transit vehicles (CITs), armoured SUVs, infantry combat vehicles (ICVs), armoured boats and marine vessels, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV-Drones), armoured saloons and sedans, military trucks, bulletproof helmets and vests and they do architectural armouring (safe houses/rooms e.g. for banks and embassies). In Proforce military industrial facility, they are putting together a prototype military tank and in the future based on this prototype produce a full military armoured personnel tank.
The manufacturing plant of Proforce NIgeria is located at Ode-Remo, Ogun State with Corporate Headquarters at 54 Balarabe Musa Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. The northern Nigeria regional office is located at 11 Port Novo Crescent, off Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja. The south-south Nigeria regional office and manufacturing plant is located at 12, Chief Nwuke street, off DHL/Bewac junction, Trans-Amadi Industrial Layout, Port Harcourt, Rivers state. It also has international offices in Kuwait, China, Ghana and Liberia.
The emergence of this company (Proforce Nigeria) is good news for Nigeria and Africa. Based on available data, Nigeria imports about 1500 armoured vehicles annually. If Proforce company is sustained and encouraged to develop and grow just like the government of Jonathan did, Nigerian government will be able to save billions of dollars which are used in importing such type of defence and security vehicles outside the country. It will also help to reduce unemployment and improve and expand Nigeria’s economy. In the area of security, our defence and security forces capabilities will be enhanced. It is good news for Nigeria. It is good news for Africa. It is good news for Africa because whatever enters Nigeria, somehow directly or indirectly gets to other African countries. This means that the knowledge could soon or later be transferred to other African countries. And just like Aliko Dangote is establishing his cement factories in many other African countries, soon when Proforce is established, surely some African countries may benefit from its expansion to their beloved country.
You may have your criticism about this, however, we are starting somewhere, and we are on the course to a greater and better future. Proforce is still a little company today compared to other sophisticated and advanced defence and security companies in Europe and America, however, most great achievements normally start from little beginnings. Nigeria and Africa is on her road to greatness and self reliance technologically, industrially, scientifically and what have you. And surely we will get there.
Below are some pictures of made in Nigeria armoured vehicles from Proforce Nigeria company and some videos for you to know that what we are saying is real.
Pictures of made in Nigeria armoured vehicles by Proforce Nigeria Company
Pictures of made in Nigeria armoured boat by Proforce Nigeria Company
Pictures of Proforce Nigeria Workers Producing Nigeria Armoured Vehicles
Video Showing Manufacturing of Made in Nigeria Armoured Vehicles by Proforce Nigeria
Video Showing Ballistic Test For Proforce’s Made in Nigeria Amoured Vehicles
Video Showing Proforce armoured boat