Amazing Photos as Buhari Orders Innoson Vehicles Worth N660m for FRSC

Amazing Photos as Buhari Orders Innoson Vehicles Worth N660m for FRSC

  • The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) is to get 20 pick-up vehicles and a city bus manufactured by Innoson Motors
  • This was approved by the federal government on Wednesday, October 26, as revealed by Lai Mohammed
  • According to the minister of information and culture, the government's gesture is geared toward encouraging local industries

Abuja - The Buhari'-led administration has approved the procurement of a new set of Innoson vehicles worth N600 million for the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) across Nigeria.

This was disclosed on Wednesday, October 26, by the minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, during a press briefing in Abuja, The Punch reports.

New Innoson Vehicles
The fleet includes 20 pick-up vehicles and one City Bus (Photo: @innosonvehicles)
Source: Twitter

Mohammed stated that the approval was issued on Wednesday during a Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

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The minister noted that the fleet includes 20 pick-up vehicles and one City Bus, The Sun reports.

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According to him, the move is an effort of the federal government to encourage local industries to thrive in the country.

His words:

“And that contract was in favour of Messrs Innoson Manufacturing Company at the total sum of about N660.4million and it is made up of 20 pick-up vehicles and one City Bus.
“And it is in the spirit of encouraging our local industries that the contract was awarded to Innoson Motors.’’

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The deal was signed on in Abuja by the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) in collaboration with Israeli, Japanese, and Nigerian enterprises.

The companies are Peramare Enterprise of Israel and SIXAI of Japan.

Details of the agreement

The Israeli Ambassador to Nigeria, Michael Freeman, stated that the collaboration will aid in addressing the numerous difficulties confronting Nigeria's transportation and environmental sectors.

He said:

“It is a project in Nigeria that is a collaboration between Israeli, Japanese, and Nigerian companies.
"What makes this project unique is that it is a timely initiative that combines Israeli technology, Japanese technologies, and Nigerian business and ingenuity to build a concept that will operate fantastically..."

Source: Legit.ng

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