Elites Group of Companies, an indigenous Nigerian company, has announced the commencement of an assembly and production line for Unmanned Vehicles, drones, and other security equipment within Nigeria.
This strategic initiative followed a significant agreement with foreign Original Equipment Manufacturers partners.
The Group Managing Director of Elites Logistics & Development Services Ltd, Otunba David Adesanya, disclosed the company’s undertaking.
He said the establishment of the assembly and production line represented a pivotal step toward improving security infrastructure in Nigeria, contributing to the modern manufacturing industry, and generating various socio-economic benefits for a great nation and the African continent.
He said, “One of the primary objectives of this initiative is to significantly reduce the extended delivery time that has been associated with waiting for foreign equipment manufacturing companies to produce and deliver drones to Nigerian clients.
“By assembling and producing these drones locally, Elites Logistics & Development Services Ltd aims to provide a swifter response to the security challenges facing the nation by making a wide range of technology solutions available for surveillance, reconnaissance, and other purposes.
“Additionally, this endeavour is set to create job opportunities for the country’s large pool of unemployed youth, thereby contributing to a reduction in unemployment rates. It is anticipated that this initiative will not only bolster Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product but also enhance foreign exchange earnings, as Elites Group plans to export its UAVs and drones to countries in need of these vital security tools.”