By ABEL KOLAWOLE
Chairman and Chief Executive of Innoson Group – manufacturers of Innoson brands of vehicles in the country, Chief Innocent Chukwuma, OFR, has said his Made-in-Nigeria vehicles were being manufactured according to the best international practices.
Chukwuma spoke to journalists after their facility tour of his vehicle manufacturing plant in Nnewi, Anambra State, weekend.
Chukwuma also said that Innoson Motors would continue to produce high quality products to make the world stand challenged that Nigeria, nay Africa “can do it”.
Brands rolled out of the plant include jeeps, patrol trucks, luxury, midi and mini buses.
The manufacturer who started business by importing spare parts and motorcycles said he ventured into manufacturing to create jobs for Nigerians and keep Nigeria’s money in Nigeria.
According to him, the continued importations of all shades of goods into the country, was creating jobs for foreigners and developing their economy for them while “our’s suffered.’’
He commended government’s support for the manufacturers, saying that they were succeeding because of government’s ample support.
He said the plant utilised 60 per cent of local content which encompasses body, tyres seats, batteries, rubber, plastic and other polymer products, light fittings among others for the production of its vehicles.