Vice President Drives Electric Vehicle Assembled In Nigeria

Mr Osinbajo speaks on his experience driving the electric car assembled in Nigeria. After driving Kona, the assembled-in-Nigeria electric car, at the ongoing Made-in-Nigeria exhibition, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo concluded that the drive was fantastic and the making of the innovative car is a showcase of what is possible in our country.

Mr Osinbajo stated this in Abuja Tuesday shortly after the unveiling of the Made-in-Nigeria fair featuring the exhibition of the first electric car assembled in Nigeria, among other locally manufactured products.

Aside touring the exhibition stands accompanied by top government officials, the Vice President drove the electric car alongside the Ministers of Industry, Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo, and Director General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Jelani Aliyu.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo SAN, SGF Boss Mustapha, HMITI
Speaking to journalists shortly after a tour of the exhibition stands, and a ride in the electric car, Mr Osinbajo said “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. I think it is a very fantastic innovation; fantastic product, and I can tell because I just drove it.”

Other dignitaries at the event which is part of Nigeria’s 60th anniversary celebration include the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Ministers of FCT, Mohammed Bello; and Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed.

Right after the exhibition, the vice president also visited the Federal Road Safety Corps’ headquarters where he inaugurated the National Traffic Radio, 107.1 FM.

There he described the radio as “an important and strategic initiative in several respects. The service will enable effective dissemination of relevant information on road safety and the provision of up-to-date information on road conditions, as well as traffic status and security to the public.”

According to him, beyond the core objective of enhancing the operations of FRSC personnel, the radio station will also be useful in reaching far flung areas for teaching and dissemination of public health advisories and general information to Nigerians.

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