VP. Osinbajo runs test drive on Nigeria’s first locally assembled electric car

VP. Osinbajo runs test drive on Nigeria’s first locally assembled electric car on Tuesday the 15th of June, 2021. in Abuja the capital territory of Nigeria.

The Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday, ran a test drive on Nigeria’s first ever locally assembled electric car, which is a Hyundai Kona.

This car comes after the electric vehicle by Stallion Motors, was launched sometime in November 2020, by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and revealed in Abuja by Jelani Aliyu, the Director-General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), in February 2021, in Abuja

According to reports, the Vice President test drove the car during an exhibition tour of made-in-Nigeria products at the opening ceremony of a 5-day Nigeria @ 60 Expo that was held at the Eagle Square, Abuja.

The event was organised by the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Nigeria @ 60 in collaboration with Business Visa and Training Co Ltd.

The Vice President expressed his excitement at the innovation and said he had hope of a bright future for Nigeria.

Prof. Osibanjo at the event said, “A very good drive; fantastic; it just shows what is possible. I am glad to see that this is an assembled in Nigeria electric car. You can literally charge it anywhere; I think it is a very fantastic innovation; fantastic product, and I can tell because I drove it.’’

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, in his comment stated that the event was aimed at showcasing what Nigeria could produce with local raw materials.

He said “To compliment the efforts of the Federal Government at ensuring that we produce what we eat and eat what we produce. In this context, we are to produce what we use and use what we produce.’’

He further stated that the use of Made-In-Nigeria products will attract numerous benefits for the country, and will help increase its Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

According to Boss Mustapha, Nigerians now proudly use products manufactured in the country and this will surely contribute to GDP growth, and more employment opportunities.

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