The chairman of Innoson Motors, Chief Innocent Chukwuma, disclosed the huge support and patronage to his firm, Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM), under the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
This was made known recently by Innoson's chairman during an interview on Sunday with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Nnewi, Anambra.
Chief Innocent Chukwuma - Chairman, Innoson Group of Companies Nigeria limited
Chukwuma also made mention of Ekiti, Ebonyi, Imo, Kogi, Enugu, Gombe, Anambra and Bauchi, and also the Nigeria’s Military, as key states patronizing Innoson motors.
He believes that his company is capable of transforming Nigerian auto industry and placing it at the forefront in the African manufacturing industry in a very short time if the patronage given to Innoson products is sustained.
“I can say that Innoson vehicle manufacturing is doing well, especially with the level of patronage and support the company is enjoying under the present federal government. “I must equally say that some state governments like; Ekiti, Imo, Enugu, Ebonyi, Kogi, Gombe, Anambra and Bauchi are giving us a great boost. As at today, Innoson vehicles are being used in some West African countries like Mali, Sierra Leone and Ghana and some Nigerians residing abroad return home to purchase our vehicles”.
The chairman also said his firm has the capacity to produce all vehicles’ brands, with a hope to expand his company in no time. According to him, Innoson has recently provided employment to more than 7000 people in order to boost their production.
States and individuals are beginning to turn their attention to Nigerian-made Innoson vehicles
When asked about the performance of Niger-Delta youths in his firm under the amnesty programme, he said:
“Some of the youth of the Niger Delta whom we trained are very talented, after their training, we retained some of them and they are part of the success story of Innoson vehicle manufacturing can boast of today”,
Just recently, there was a report here on Naijauto prior to the rejection of the Toyota Prado Jeep by the lawmakers in Anambra (see the details here and here). When Innoson chairman was asked about this development, he claimed he had no idea of the whole situation.
“Anybody, including the Anambra lawmaker is free to buy any brand of vehicle of his or her choice.
“As we speak, Anambra Government ordered for 40 vehicles which it fully paid for and we hope to deliver them to the state by next week.”
Chief Innocent Chukwuma disclosed that he has a cordial relationship with Governor Obiano and his administration, claiming he was eager to leverage on their relationship for the betterment of the state.
Innoson is the first wholy indigenious auto manufacturers of Nigeria. The car maker focuses on building affordable vehicles so Nigerian can buy new vehicles instead of tokunbo ones. So far the most affordable vehicles made by Innoson Motors are Innoson Uzo (7 seater minibus) - 1.54 million naira, Innoson Fox (saloon) - 3.52 million naira & Innoson UMU (saloon) - 3.63 million naira. You can see the whole Innoson Motors price list 2019 here.