Japan backs Nigeria’s quest to make own vehicles

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By Dayo Johnson Akure

THE Japanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Ryuichi Shoji, has  assured that  his country was ready to support  Nigeria’s  Automobile Development Plan. Shoji  said his country would also provide  facilities  to aid the development of education in  Nigeria.

He spoke  in Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State during his visit to the campus of the Elizade University owned by the Chairman of Toyota Nigeria Limited, Chief Michael Ade Ojo.According to him, Japan was ready to support Nigeria’s quest to develop it’s automobile industry and join the league of nations that produce vehicles. He however noted that the dream is a long term one, saying the country would spend years before the plan could be realised.

Shoji said apart from the development of technology by the country, Japan was ready to help in the area of human capacity development to be able to drive policy of government.

 

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