Further pushing the clarion call for usage and patronage of Indigenous products, Innoson Motors, Nigeria’s sole automobile company, donated three customized vehicles to the Nigerian Army.
The vehicles, presented to the headquarters of Theatre Command, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri by Chief Executive Officer of Innoson, Chief Innocent Chukwuma, are specially designed for the North-East terrain.
Chief Innocent explained that the vehicles would aid the fight against the Boko Haram as they’d been fitted with re-enforced shock absorbers and metallic body.
Chukwuma said that the vehicles were to assist troops fighting the Boko Haram terrorists.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, who received the vehicles, thanked the firm for the donation and said that the gesture was the type needed by the army to tackle the insurgents.
He said that the vehicles would make the troops operate “efficiently and depend less on foreign items,” adding that the need to patronage Made-in-Nigeria products in view of dwindling resources was imperative.