Osinbajo unveils first electric car, inaugurates FRSC’s National Traffic Radio

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja on Tuesday, unveiled a Made-in-Nigeria fair.

The fair featured the first electric car assembled in Nigeria, among other locally manufactured products at the ongoing exhibition in, Abuja.

Speaking at the exhibition at the Eagle Square, Prof Osinbajo described the development as “fantastic”, stating that the making of the innovative car, Kona, is a showcase of what is possible in Nigeria.

The Vice President drove the electric car alongside the Ministers of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Niyi Adebayo and Director General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Mr Jelani Aliyu.

In a chat with newsmen shortly after a tour of the exhibition stands, Prof Osinbajo said “it was a very good drive, fantastic. It just shows what is possible. I am glad to see that this is an assembled-in-Nigeria electric car. You can literally charge it anywhere. I think it is a very fantastic innovation; fantastic product, and I can tell because I just drove it.”

Other dignitaries at the event which is part of Nigeria’s 60th anniversary celebration include the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, Ministers of FCT, Mallam Mohammed Bello; and Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

After the exhibition, the Vice President also visited the Federal Road Safety Corps’ headquarters where he inaugurated the National Traffic Radio, 107.1 FM.

Prof Osinbajo described the radio as “an important and strategic initiative in several respects. The service will enable effective dissemination of relevant information on road safety and the provision of up-to-date information on road conditions, as well as traffic status and security to the public.”

According to him, beyond the core objective of enhancing the operations of FRSC personnel, the radio station will also be useful in reaching far flung areas for teaching and dissemination of public health advisories and general information to Nigerians.

Prof Osinbajo also featured during the radio station’s traffic report programme where he gave live traffic situation report across the country particularly from areas in and around the FCT, Jos and Lagos.

Dignitaries at the event include Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, FCT Minister, Mallam Mohammed Bello and the FRSC Corps Marshal, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi.


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