The Director - General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council, NADDC, paid a courtesy visit with his entourage to the Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company (IVM) in Nnewi, Anambra as his first visit to any Nigerian automotive manufacturer.
According to the Council's official Facebook page, Chief Innocent Chukwuma, Chairman of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company, gave the Director-General a tour of the factory, showcasing the different models of SUVs, cars and buses that the company manufactures.
The Director General stated, "I am very happy and excited to be at Innoson and to see the wonderful work being done. This is something that all Nigerians should be proud of, to see an indigenous automobile manufacturer producing cars right in Nnewi, making a significant contribution to the local and national economies, and to the development of the nation's automotive sector".
Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company is the first indigenous company in Nigeria to produce vehicles and is also set to export internationally. The company is set to export 400 of its vehicles to Mali.