VP Osinbajo Test Drives Nigeria’s First Electric Car

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday in Abuja, test-drove a locally assembled electric car, Hyundai Kona.

Osinbajo drove the car, marking the highpoint of the 5-day Nigeria @ 60 Expo which is ongoing at the Eagle Square in Abuja.

The Vice President had earlier on, conducted an exhibition tour of Made-In-Nigeria products at the event.

The Nigeria @ 60 event is organised by the Inter-ministerial Committee in collaboration with Business Visa and Training Co Ltd.

Osinbajo who addressed journalists before his departure, expressed excitement at the innovation and said he was hopeful of a bright future for Nigeria.

“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 drove it,” he said.

While delivering a keynote address,  Secretary to the Government of the Federation, (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha said the event was aimed at showcasing what Nigeria could produce with local raw materials.

“To compliment the efforts of the Federal Government at ensuring that we produce what we eat and eat what we produce.

“In this context, we are to produce what we use and use what we produce,’’ he said.

Mustapha also said that Nigeria was ready to harness her natural resources and urged Standards bodies to be proactive.

“We should take the issue of standards very seriously”, he said.

In a goodwill message transmitted virtually, Director-General, World Trade Organisation, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, commended the organizers for their efforts at showcasing the growth of Nigeria.

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