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Oba Akanbi calls on Buhari, politicians to use locally assembled vehicles

President Muhammadu Buhari, governors, and other office holders have been advised to support Made-in-Nigeria auto manufacturers.

Innoson Motors car (made in Nigeria)

One of his idea is for the president of Nigeria, governors and other officer holders to use Made-in-Nigeria cars, Naij reports.

In a interview with Punch, he said the patronage from such people will aid the industry, while encouraging others to buy these cars too.

“I support the government of President and I am proud of his achievements. But I want him to lead by using made-in-Nigeria cars.

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Let the governors, senators, members of House of Representatives, ministries, the police and others use vehicles made in our country. This will be difficult at the beginning but as time goes on, the local companies will grow, they will become better and we will all be better for it.

The automobile company in , for instance, will be able to make bulletproof cars if they are patronised by the government and other individuals. We need to show that we believe in this country by patronising things produced here", he stated.

The monarch's second idea has to do with increasing the tariff on imported cars (tokunbo).

"We are just using our resources to develop auto industries of other countries and abandoning ours. Yet, we are quick to complain that the Naira is losing value everyday. Patriotism has to come into play and I think the tariff on imported cars should be further increased to discourage many from buying imported vehicles", he advised.

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