Abia Govt To Boost Collaboration With Innoson After Facing Backlash From Obidients For Not Patronizing Local Business | #NwokeukwuMascot
The Dr Alex Otti led Government have been criticized by supporters of Labour party’s presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi for not patronizing local business following the ‘Operation Crush flag off in Abia state.
Abia state Governor, Dr Alex Otti who promised to patronize Innoson motors during campaigns recently flagged off a security operation with toyota Hilux vehicles to support operatives.
Subsequently, The CEO of IVM, Chief Dr. Innocent Chukwuma was confirmed to have visited Dr Otti in his home at Nbosi.
Confirming the visit, the Head, Corporate Communications IVM Innoson Group, Cornel Osigwe in a Press Release, captioned ‘Abia State Boosts Collaboration with Innoson Vehicles as IVM Boss pays courtesy call, partly said: “Abia State government has reaffirmed its commitment to increase patronage of Innoson vehicles on Friday, 11th August”.
The official statement reads in full; Governor Alex Otti noted this when the IVM Boss, Chief Dr. Innocent Chukwuma CON paid him a courtesy visit at his residence in Isiala-ngwa, Abia State.
In his welcome speech, the governor lauded IVM's dedication to quality and expressed ongoing support for the local manufacturer.
"I have seen the resilience in you since we met in 2005 and it's really commendable. From my days in the banking sector, I have always found ways to support Innoson Vehicles". Dr Otti said.
He emphasized the significance of patronizing homegrown brands and highlighted his enduring partnership with IVM.
"Abia State's Partnership with Innoson Vehicles remains very solid. Everybody knows that even during my inauguration you produced the trucks I used. The Speaker, Deputy speaker's vehicles and others are all made by Innoson, supplied within the last two weeks".
Giving his remarks, the Chairman/CEO of Innoson Vehicles, Chief, Dr. Innocent Chukwuma CON, acknowledged the governor's continued support and mentioned plans for an IVM CNG Conversion hub in Abia State.
"Governor Alex Otti is one of the persons that support Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing massively. He has ordered for more vehicles from us recently".
"Work has begun in Abia State for the IVM CNG Conversion hub. a lot of persons still use petrol/diesel powered vehicles and we are here to help many people convert their vehicles to CNG inorder to make transportation more affordable".
The state's collaboration with IVM remains strong, with ongoing purchases and support for local manufacturing.
The Special Assistant to the Governor on Monitoring and Evaluation, Mazi Okoroafor Ugochukwu testified to the quality of cars produced by Innoson Vehicles and assured the IVM team of their continued support, noting especially the purchase of about 40 vehicles delivered to Abia State recently, out of the 50 ordered from it's first phase.
Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing, stands as a symbol of Nigerian automotive innovation and commitment to quality.
Head, Corporate Communications
IVM Innoson Group