The chairman of Innoson Group of Companies Nigeria limited, Chief Innocent Chukwuma, says the Federal government, under President Muhammadu Buhari, has given enormous patronage and support to his firm, Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM).
Chukwuma made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Nnewi, Anambra.
He also named Enugu, Ebonyi, Ekiti, Imo, Kogi, Anambra, Gombe, and Bauchi as well as Nigeria military among the states buying Innoson vehicles.
Chukwuma further told NAN that if patronage is given to his firm, IVM is sustained, the firm could transform Nigeria into vehicle manufacturing hub in Africa in no distant time.
“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”, he said.
Chukwuma said that his vehicle factory had the capacity to manufacture all brands of vehicle, adding that he hoped to expand the company, soonest.
Newsflash247 had earlier reported that President Buhari had successfully ordered the purchase of 77 brand new pick-up trucks for the operatives of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).
The vehicles, which were bought from Innoson Motors, were parts of the president’s commitment to reinforce the corps’ mechanism control measure towards bringing quick efficiency into the duty delivery of the road safety commission.