“The plant is about 90 percent completed. Everything you see here is prefabricated and brought for installation, as you can see the electrical, the production area and the spraying area have been completed. We have fixed the offices, and I can assure you that in the next six months, commercial vehicles from this plant will be in the market. “Our target is to produce 1,000 vehicles in a year.”
That’s Chief Valentine Okorie Okorie, the Promoter of Akwa Ibom Vehicle Assembly Plant, when journalists visited the assembly plant site at Ikot Ukap Itam, Itu local government area to ascertain the progress of work on the project.
Okorie, who is the chief executive officer, Nimshack Transportation Technologies Limited lauded the administration of Governor Udom Emmanuel for creating a friendly environment for private investors to come into the state.
He said the state government in keeping with its industralisation drive had acquired land for the sitting of the plant and also constructed a dedicated power line to feed the automobile plant.
He described the automobile plant as a full – package of Israeli technology which will produce stainless, non-rust vehicles suitable for Nigerian environmental terrain and roads.
“We are going to produce vehicles that are durable, vehicles that will withstand the rigidity of Nigerian roads. We are building this having in mind our terrain. We will make sure that local contents are being taken care of. We are taking 20 Akwa people for training in Israel and when they come back, they will train others”, he said.