Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Innoson Vehicles Manufacturing, IVM, Chief Innocent Chukwuma, a foremost automobile maker in Nigeria, has disclosed that he received order for a staggering $4.7 million cars from Sierra Leone after the National Assembly lawmakers rejected his vehicles.
Chukwuma made this revelation during an exclusive interview with Vanguard.
OrientalTimes recalls that lawmakers on Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 declined a suggestion from a House member to purchase SUVs for members from Innoson Motors based in Nnewi, Anambra State.
The lawmaker who made the Innoson SUVs suggestion was shouted down as lawmakers insisted on brand new imported Sport Utility Vehicles against the locally assembled and made-in– Nigeria brands.
The action by the lawmakers enraged many Nigerians as a lot of them at that time took to micro-blogging platform, Twitter, to express their displeasure.
Meanwhile, asked if the South East governors do patronise him as one of their own, Mr Chukwuma said;
“Well, I will say that they are doing their best and even the Federal Government is doing its best in patronizing us. However, if all the South-East governors are like that of Imo, then, we don’t have problems. The present governor is number one in implementing the local content. He deserves an award for that. Go to Imo, all the vehicles they are using are made in Nigeria. So Imo has got somebody in the governor who knows what’s good to do and we appreciate him for that.”
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