By Avellon Williams
JAMAICA – An automobile manufacturing company based in Nigeria, Innoson Vehicles, has been selected by the Jamaican high commission to manufacture vehicles.
This development was made known by Jamaican High Commissioner to Nigeria, Esmond Reid, who visited the IVM automobile plant in Nnewi, Anambra State on Saturday, December 11.
As Reid pointed out: “For us, it is a tremendous opportunity to witness vehicle manufacturing taking place here in Nigeria, which is one of our brothers in the south.
“It is also a chance to be able to discuss commercial opportunities for sourcing vehicles from Nigeria. “This is my first visit. I will go and consult with my stakeholders back home to look at the timeline and determine the negotiations and engagements and when we will start the business of sourcing the vehicles.”
IVM’s facilities are described as world-class by the Jamaican High Commissioner, who urged Jamaicans to visit and see for themselves.
During his visit to the auto-mobile plant in southeast Nigeria, Reid congratulated the management of IVM and expressed gratitude to Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.
“That order has to be imposed and made mandatory. In France, it is impossible to see a French Government official driving a non-French car, same in Japan, Korea, the UK, and the US. “We have to do the same here. This will encourage and support our citizens and demystify technology.”