THE House of Representatives Committee on local content has approved the use of Innoson vehicles for its official activities. The approval was endorsed by the law makers after visiting the motor plant at Nnewi, Anambra State.
Chairman of the House Committee on local content, Asita Honourable said they came to verify the level of local input in Innoson vehicles which is part of their official responsibilities. He said that they were happy to discover that more than half of the auto components were locally produced and urged Nigerians to patronise the company.
“The Innoson Motor Plant at Nnewi is a huge honour to Nigeria. What is going on at Nnewi is an amazing feat which needs to be encouraged. This is not an assembly plant, but a full production site where Nigerian auto engineers are exhibiting their skills. We saw them and felt extremely impressed that such marvelous feat is exsisting in the country.”
He, therefore, stated that the committee would support Innoson by using its buses in carrying out official activities. “The high standard of Innoson vehicles has made us to endorse it for our jobs. We have resolved to make it an official vehicle for the assembly.”(http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/03/buy-nigeria-law-makers-approve-innoson-vehicles-for-official-use/)
In Enugu State of Nigeria
The loudly popular cab scheme introduced by the Enugu State Government a couple of years ago with cars such as; Suzuki Alto and Nissan Sunny, is set to have a sequel in a highly innovative made-in-Nigeria buses.
Christened Coal City Shuttle, the project will officially take off with an initial batch of no fewer than 30 purpose-built long buses from Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company Limited (IVM) plant in Nnewi, Anambra State, as part of the plan to give Enugu a befitting mass transit system. Innoson has also produced for the state waste management authority, a fleet of refuse compactor trucks.
Dropping these hints in a chat with Daily Sun Motoring, the Special Adviser to the Enugu State Govenor on Transportation, Prince Emeka Mamah, said Coal City Shuttle would not be just another transport scheme, but was designed to be innovative, efficiently managed and benefit from relevant modern technologies.
Prince Mamah added: “Coal City Shuttle is a project embarked on by the Enugu State Government in accordance with a key item in Governor Sullivan Chime’s four-point agenda, which is to give commuters in the state and the Coal City in particular, the best transportation system. So, you can say it is part of the dividends of democracy for the people of Enugu State”.