Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday, unveiled a Nigeria-assembled electric car, among other locally manufactured products at the ongoing Made-in-Nigeria fair in Abuja.
Osinbajo, at the exhibition held at the Eagle Square, described the innovation as fantastic, adding that the making of the car, branded ‘Kona’, was a showcase of what Nigeria could do.
The VP drove the electric car alongside the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo; and Director-General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council, Mr Jelani Aliyu.
He told newsmen shortly after a tour of the exhibition stands, “It was 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.”
Other dignitaries at the event include the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha; Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bello; and his Information and Culture counterpart, Lai Mohammed.
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