Anambra Governor Lauds Nigeria Automotive Industry

By Chinwe Onuigbo, Awka

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The Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo has lauded the National Automotive Design and Development Council for their efforts in promoting local contents and automobile industry in Nigeria.

Soludo made the remark during a courtesy visit to Mr. Jelani Aliyu, Director-General/CEO of the Council, which is a subsidiary under the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Commerce.

I am a promoter, advocate for Made-In-Nigeria contents and already championing this cause by making Innoson Vehicle my official car,” said Soludo.

Anambra State Governor Prof. Chukwuma Soludo test driving a made-in-Nigeria vehicle.

 

Soludo said that the drive and creativity he has seen in the past speaks of the great potential that exists in Nigeria. He advised on the continuous need to look inwards to see how the abundant potentials in the country can be harnessed and improved upon.

He assured of his support towards the automotive industry policy document which is being updated and would go live soon.

Anambra State Governor Prof. Chukwuma Soludo (C) on a courtesy visit to Nigeria’s Automotive Industry

 

Governor Soludo also gave his assurances of unalloyed commitment to promoting the adoption of the policy to ensure that Nigerians and public officers patronize their local industry.

The Council made a presentation on the progress recorded since inception in 2013, where they are right now and how Anambra have been pivotal in the drive towards the industrialization of the automotive industry.

The Council also revealed that the plan for Anambra industrial park is ready, as pre-work has started and the administrative office is almost 90 percent complete.

On its part, Anambra Government is required to construct connecting roads, provide solar lights, construct drainage systems, conduct geo-contour and geo-technical survey on the land.

Training facilities

Governor Soludo requested the Council to setup an Automotive Training Centre in the State.

He promised to ensure that Anambra Automotive Industrial Park becomes a reality in the nearest future.

The DG in his response requested the State to make available one hectare of land for the training facility.

 

 

 

 

Emmanuel Ukoh

 

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