Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday test drove the country’s first locally-assembled electric car, Hyundai Kona, in Abuja.
The Vice-President test drove the car during an exhibition tour of Made-in-Nigeria products at the opening ceremony of a 5-day ‘Nigeria@60 Expo‘, being held at the Eagle Square, Abuja.
At the event, which is organised by the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Nigeria@60, in collaboration with Business Visa and Training Co Ltd, Osinbajo expressed excitement at the innovation and said he was hopeful of a bright future for Nigeria.
This is coming after the electric vehicle, which is a product of Stallion Motors, was launched in November 2020, by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and unveiled in Abuja by the Director-General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Jelani Aliyu, in February this year, in Abuja.
On his part, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, said the event was aimed at showcasing what Nigeria could produce with local raw materials.
He said the use of Made-In-Nigeria products will attract several benefits for the country, help increase its Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
He noted that Nigerians now proudly use products made in the country, saying this will contribute to the GDP growth, more employment opportunities for Nigerians.