By Harris-Okon Emmanuel
UYO—THE management of Jubilee Syringe Manufacturing, JSM, Akwa Ibom State, has said that the company will produce, at first instance, 350 million syringes every year for the local and international markets.
The Managing Director, Mr Zubeyu Gulabi, who made the disclosure, said: “The factory has the capacity to produce one million syringes daily with ability to increase capacity as the production progresses. At this initial stage, we will produce about 350 million syringes per annum and increase the capacity to one billion as we progress in our production.”
The Managing Director said the test run has proved that all the machines and equipment were functioning at full capacity and ready for normal production.
According to him, all the staff of the factory were sent to Turkey for training to ensure that there was adequate manpower.
He said that although there were a few expatriates in the company, 80 per cent of the staff are Nigerians.