SAHCO boosts Nigerian culture with branded local fabric uniform 


Segun Oladipupo   |   

Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) PLC has introduced a branded ankara uniform for its frontline operations staff as a way to showcase Nigeria’s culture to the world.

The introduction of the ankara patterned uniform is to showcase the Nigerian culture to the world through the company’s day-to-day operations even as it coincides with Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary.

Vanessa Uansohia, Manager, Corporate Affairs department of SAHCO stated this in a release on Friday.

She stated that SAHCO had always been proud to showcase Nigerian culture to the world through quality services to clients.

 More so, the introduction of the  Ankara uniforms coincides with the 60th Anniversary of the existence of Nigeria as a country.

“The new uniform’s theme is a fusion of abstract shapes of orange and dark grey which is SAHCO’s brand colours all incorporated in a Nigerian themed Ankara design. 

“These uniforms will help create more awareness about SAHCO’s brand while also promoting the Nigerian culture since the first point of contact to SAHCO as a company is usually through the front-line staff. 

“SAHCO is the first Ground Handling company to adopt Ankara design uniform. 

“The focus of the uniform is not to change the ones used by operations staff, but to have an additional uniform that aims at projecting the “Buy Nigeria to Grow the Naira” slogan and to promote the Nigerian cultural heritage and pride.

“For clarity sake, SAHCO is not changing the official uniform, but the company is giving operational staff a different option for their convenience and comfort, using our indigenous Ankara fabrics.

“In another development, SAHCO has produced a Contactless sanitizing station in a bid to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic to all visitors to SAHCO’s facilities.  

“The sanitizing station which was constructed from locally sourced materials is fitted with a speech sensor system that senses human presence after which it automatically plays Covid-19 educational information to the hearings of users.   

She added that the sanitizing machine is contactless and fitted with different compartments- running water, liquid soap, alcohol base hand  sanitizer, wipes, hand dryer and waste-bin.  

“All these are controlled with pedals so as to prevent contacts by multiple users. Furthermore, the station is solar-powered in a bid to promote green energy. It is worthy to note that this is not the first equipment that has been produced by the Engineering and Maintenance team of SAHCO.

“Not too long ago, the team produced a fuel bowser that   is   used   to   fuel   Ground   Support   Equipment   on   the   ramp   and   they   have   also produced baggage carts, all from locally sourced materials.”

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