INNOSSON MOTORS: ONUESOKE BREAKS THE SILENCE.
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chieftain, Chief Sunny Onuesoke, has appealed to the federal government, states government, corporate organizations and individuals to patronize Innoson home made vehicles.
Giving reasons for his appeal for the patronage of the vehicles during his visit to the premises of Innoson vehicles manufacturing company located at Nnewi, Anambra state, Onuesoke, the fomer governorship aspirant of PDP in 2007, disclosed that patronizing the company’s products will serve as catalyst for the growth of all other sectors in the country aside its contribution to the country’s GDP.
According to him, “We, as citizens, our governments, both state and federal, owe it to Innoson Motors support and patronage. Besides, the more the company grows, the more the country will benefit in the forms of employment opportunities, research and development, and the incalculable economics benefits of balance of trade. “
He explained that for the fact that purchasing power of Nigerians right now is dilapidated, Innoson has the key to making Nigerians wanting to buy, stressing that Innoson vehicles can achieve the result Tesla got in Norway through government subsidizing of Tesla cars for Norwegians thereby making Tesla almost a national car.
“It will reduced foreign exchange spent on importation of vehicles,” he disclosed.
Onuesoke who pointed out that Nigerians should be proud of such local company as Innosson located on its shore, explained that if only government can boldly and confidently use made-in-Nigeria cars, then the nation will be on its way to having a better economy because every other persons that can afford it will follow suit.
He said although government and companies are purchasing their buses, dump trucks and other utilitarian vehicles as well as ambulances, but he felt the quantum of purchases cannot be compared to imports of between 200,000 and 500,000 vehicles annually.
“To hear that the company is laying-off employees at a season Nigeria needs jobs is heartbreaking. Innoson is a goldmine waiting to be mined. If all things fail, even if the owner is the worst Nigerian, Our government should be buying shares and offering loans to the company. Innoson is strategically a treasure for Nigeria. Even offering expansion loans to diversify its production is in the best interest of Nigeria.
“We are traveling across the world to find investors, when we have an institution we can invest in. That is very cost effective. The government can even assist the industry to find more foreign markets across the globe and help it transport its automobile and other machines it can manufacture there. It’s a foreign exchange earner of great magnitude, almost like oil,” he stated.