Chief Innocent Chukwuma, Chairman, Innoson Group of Companies Nigeria limited has said the Federal government, under PMB, has massively patronized and supported his firm, Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM).
Chief Innocent disclosed this in a recent interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Nnewi, Anambra.
He added that if patronage is given to his company, IVM will be sustained and the firm could transform Nigeria into vehicle manufacturing hub in Africa as soon as possible.
His words, “I can say that Innoson vehicle manufacturing is doing well, especially with the level of patronage and support the company is enjoying under the present Federal government.
“I must equally say that some state governments like; Ekiti, Imo, Enugu, Ebonyi, Kogi, Gombe, Anambra and Bauchi are giving us a great boost.”
“As at today, Innoson vehicles are being used in some West African countries like Mali, Sierra Leone and Ghana and some Nigerians residing abroad return home to purchase our vehicles.”
“With more support and patronage from Nigeria, we hope to expand our vehicle manufacturing firm to help provide more employment to our youths.”
“Some of the youth of the Niger Delta whom we trained are very talented, after their training, we retained some of them and they are part of the success story of Innoson vehicle manufacturing can boast of today.”
“Anybody, including the Anambra lawmakers is free to buy any brand of vehicle of his or her choice.
“As we speak, Anambra Government ordered for 40 vehicles which it fully paid for and we hope to deliver them to the state by next week.”
Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Co. Ltd., shortened as IVM, is a Nigerian automobile and bus manufacturing company. It was founded by Innocent Chukwuma, and runs a plant in Nnewi in the state of Anambra.
70% of the car parts are produced locally, while the rest is sourced from Japan, China, and Germany.
Among IVM’s vehicle models are the five-seaters Fox (1.5-liter engine) and Umu (2-liter engine) as well as the mini-bus Uzo.
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