Senate committee set to ensure patronage of locally manufactured cars

The Senate Committee is working hard to make the patronage of Made-in-Nigeria cars compulsory.

Innoson Motors car (made in Nigeria)

The Senate Committee is working hard to make the patronage of Made-in-Nigeria cars compulsory.

If passed, the bill, sponsored bySenator Sam Egwu (PDP-Ebonyi North), will force Ministries, Agencies and Departments (MDAs) to buy Made-in-Nigeria cars.

“The Federal Government spends billions of Naira to import cars into the country when Innoson Motors and other local manufacturers are not being patronised. We have all the raw materials; we also have the biggest market in Africa, yet we saturate our market with foreign goods. The amendment of the bill will go a long way in developing Nigeria to become a world class producer. We should not forget that the love for foreign goods is responsible for the level of unemployment we have in the country today,” Senator Egwu said.

The bill has been referred to the Senate Committee on Procurement.

A report is expected in three weeks.

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