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On the 23rd of July 2019, Xirea Apparel™ will be opening doors to various Stake Holders to launch its state of the art Manufacturing Facility located at Trans-amadi Port-Harcourt. The Founder & CEO of XIREA Apparels, Mr. Obinna Frederick Eneh is all set to welcome the Special Guests of Honour, Engr. Simbi Wabote FNSE, FIPS, Executive Secretary NCDMB and Mr. Walter Peviani , Managing Director Saipem Contracting Nigeria Limited amongst other Executives in different industries.

Xirea Factory Launch event, will also open doors for Contract Manufacturing for its Client – Buphalo Brand and uses this medium to inform the world that the Apparel Factory is ready for Contract Manufacturing for ALL who desire quality garment production. The development and Production of this Brand was fully supported by Saipem Contracting Nigeria Limited and Prime Sources Limited.

Saipem Contracting Nigeria Limited through its Contracting Process headed by Federica Placidi provided a framework that ensured the development of the Buphalo Safety Brand – an Indigenous work wear which is now internationally certified for export.

Mr. Francis Anyakwo, the Founder/ CEO of Primes Sources Limited awarded the Second Largest order to Buphalo Safety Brand which was manufactured by Xirea Apparel factory. These contract awards ensured business continuity till date.

With Technology at the heart of its operations, it currently employs over 400 Nigerians (95% Female) with the vision of training and employing 50,000 by 2030. XIREA Apparel™, has since 2017 trained over 300 women in apparel design and production.

The facility has an R&D Team and expert management staff with more than 140 years combined experience in garment manufacturing, supply chain optimization and sourcing from 3 continents.

The Founder of Xirea Apparels, Mr. Obinna Frederick Eneh is passionate about Pioneering manufacturing goals for Nigeria. The factory has a fully automated design and pattern making process with Real time monitoring of orders placed and technology solutions to help clients develop knowledge base around their order through data acquisition. With Strict Quality Control, the certified factory offers client’s savings from local production with an impeccable stock holding capacity.


Xirea Apparel was created to serve independent apparel brands, large organizations ,Military tactical wears, Workwear /PPE for Oil and Gas companies, Uniforms and e-commerce retailers with their sourcing and garment production requirements.

At Xirea Apparels, the whole supply chain process from designing, creating tech packs, sourcing for fabrics and trims, creating samples, bulk apparel production, packaging, quality control assessments to arranging delivery of the products is seamlessly undertaken.


Utilize the vast human resources available in Nigeria to develop the garment industry and help reduce unemployment. Additionally, through our design driven culture, drive and the expertise of each individual employee, we are uniquely positioned to provide best-in-class services to a global customer base.


Our Vision is to become the premier garment factory in Africa, building new factories across the country while training and employing more than 50,000 Nigerians by 2030.

Stakeholder Profiles Pioneering and Supporting Indigenous Buphalo Brand:

Obinna Eneh – CEO Xirea Apparel


Mr. Obinna Frederick Eneh, the Chief Executive of XIREA Apparel™ and Buphalo Active Gear is a serial entrepreneur with interests in Energy services, infrastructure, and hospitality.

Obinna holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Nigeria, a master’s degree in Applied Computer Science from Illinois State University and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Obinna is passionate about Africa; training and empowering people across the continent particularly Nigeria where he has the vision to employ at least 50,000 Nigerians by 2030.


Engr. Simbi Wabote – Executive Secretary Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB)

Engr. Simbi K. Wabote, FNSE, FIPS, is the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB). Prior to his appointment, he was an Executive Director of Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) Nigeria Limited and General Manager Business and Government Relations for Shell Companies in Nigeria (SCiN).

Engr. Wabote holds an MSc from Leeds Metropolitan University and is a graduate of Civil Engineering from Rivers State University of Science and Technology Port Harcourt as well as a graduate of INSEAD Group Leadership Program. He has very sound technical and business competencies with proficient skills in Engineering, Project Management, Local Content Strategic Development, Human Capacity Building, Government Relations, and Stakeholders Management.


Walter Peviani – Managing Director, Saipem Contracting Nigeria Limited

Mr. Walter Peviani has over 15 years of experience is both the Technical, Finance and Commercial aspects of the Oil Industry with over 70% of these years spent at Saipem at various Regions globally and experience in over 20 countries. Prior to his recent appointment, he was in charge of all the activities related to the acquisition of new projects worldwide for the Upstream Product Line in Milan Italy – ensuring the development of sales strategy, through liaison with present and potential clients. He is passionate about Nigerian Content Development across Saipem’s Operations.

Mr. Walter Peviani has a degree in Chemical Engineering and graduated from Politecnico Di Milano, Italy


Federica Placidi – Head of Procurement Saipem Contracting Nigeria Limited


Federica is an Engineer with a Business Degree from Italy and Hong Kong respectively. She has over 12 years of supply chain experience in Italy, China, the UAE, and Africa. She is the Africa Region Procurement Manager for Saipem Contracting and also acting as onshore procurement countries co-ordinator.

Federica ensures Local Content Compliance and has actively encouraged the development of the Buphalo safety brand as a value add for the Oil Industry in Nigeria.


Mr. Francis Anyakwo

Mr. Francis Anyakwo is the founder and CEO of Prime Sources Limited – an Engineering, Procurement, Installation, Commissioning and Maintenance Company focused on the Oil and Gas sector in Nigeria.  He is an Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the Oil Industry with experience working for all the major multinational Oil Companies and NNPC.

He is passionate about encouraging indigenous companies to achieve their full potential. Primes Sources Limited awarded the Second Largest order of Safety Products to Buphalo Safety and was subsequently contracted to Xirea Apparel. These contract awards ensured business continuity to date.








The staff of the Xirea Apparel show gratitude for the impact of the manufacturing industry in their lives. Visit here to watch on their Youtube channel.

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