Cross River State-owned Calabar Garment factory will produce 8,000 pairs of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) uniform.
Commissioner for Industry Peter Egba, during a tour of the factory yesterday, said the uniforms are to be produced in eight days.
He said: “This order is a manifestation of the engagement we have had over time. It helps sharpen our skills, keep the employees and generate revenue. Governor Ben Ayade, in establishing the garment factory, said it will be among those to decouple the state from over dependence on federal allocation.”
The commissioners maintained that the sophisticated machines at the factory aided in meeting the NYSC order.
“The NYSC brought its materials to us to make uniforms because it wanted to test our capabilities to deliver within time. That was why they gave us only eight days to deliver 8,000.
“Because of staff strength and the sophisticated machines here, we have been working for five days to beat the deadline,” he added.