Soludo Plans Creation Of Anambra Automotive Industrial Park

Soludo Plans Creation Of Anambra Automotive Industrial Park

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In line with his drive for promoting made-in-Nigeria Contents, Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo has reiterated the call for promotion of local contents as a way of boosting economic development in Nigeria.

Soludo made this remark during a courtesy visit to Director-General/CEO of the National Automotive Design and Development Council Mr Jelani Aliyu.

The governor who lauded the council for their efforts in promoting local contents and automobile industry in Nigeria, requested it to set up an an Automotive Training Centre in Anambra State.

The Council is a subsidiary under the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Commerce.

Aliyu in his response requested the State to make available one hectare of land for the training facility and the governor promised to swing into action to ensure that the Automotive Industrial Park becomes a reality in the nearest future.

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“I am a promoter, advocate for Made-in-Nigeria contents and already championing this cause by making Innoson Vehicle my official car,” Soludo stated during the visit.

The Governor noted that the drive and creativity he has seen in the past speaks of the great potential that exists in Nigeria and advised on the continuous need to look inwards to see how the abundant potentials in the country can be harnessed and improved upon.

He assured of his support towards the automotive industry policy document which is being updated and would go live soon.

Governor Soludo also gave his assurances of unalloyed commitment to promoting the adoption of the policy to ensure that Nigerians and public officers patronize their local industry and made-in-Nigeria cars are mainstreamed.

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The Council made a presentation on progress recorded since inception in 2013, where they are right now and how Anambra have been pivotal in the drive towards the industrialization of the automotive industry.

The plan for Anambra industrial park is ready, some pre-work have started and the administrative office is 90 percent complete.

Few weeks from now, a proposal will be sent for the implementation of the Anambra Industrial Park Plan.

Anambra has been pivotal in the drive towards the industrialization of the automotive industry.

On its part, the state government is required to construct connecting roads, provide solar lights, construct drainage systems, conduct geo-contour and geo-technical survey on the land.

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Soludo Plans Creation Of Anambra Automotive Industrial Park

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