The Managing Director of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company, Dr. Innocent Chukwuma said the industry would ever remain grateful to the former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi for his massive support to the company right from the time when the company was under instruction and thereafter. He said this yesterday during the unveiling of its new cars, namely, IVM Fox, IVM UMU and IVM UZO at the companies premises at Nnewi.
Besides Obi, Dr. Innocent also thanked president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan for commissioning the industry and the continued interest of the Federal Government in the progress of the industry, especially through the Minister of Trade and Investment, Dr. Olusegun Aganga.
Describing Obi as the no one in terms of patronage to the Company, he called on Nigerians to emulate him by being proud users of made in Nigeria products.
In his remarks, the Minister of Trade and Investment, Dr. Olusegun Aganga thanked Dr. Innocent Chukwuma for his efforts. He said Innoson motors was the first truly made in Nigeria Vehicles and that such investments were needed to move the nation forward. He said that by manufacturing the first indigenous vehicle, that Innoson had put Nnewi, Anambra and Nigeria on the map.
Speaking at the event, the former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi who said that right from when he was the Governor and thereafter, that INNOSON made vehicles had remained his official vehicles, called on Nigerians to embrace Innoson vehicles, as well as other products manufactured in the country. He said his Government supported Innoson because of his potentials to alter
The CEO of the Bank of Industry, Mr. Rasheed Adejare, said that the Bank was proud of Innoson company and had admitted him into their Hall of Fame for his faithfulness in repaying the loans advanced to him always.
The occasion was attended by the State Government represented by the Deputy Governor, Dr. Nkem Okeke.