FG and Some States Government Has Been Supportive of IVM – Dr Innocent Chukwuma

by Onyinye Okeke

Chief Innocent Chukwuma, Chairman Innoson Group of Companies Nigeria limited says the federal government under President Muhammadu Buhari has given enormous patronage and support to his firm Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM).

Chief Innocent Chukwuma made the disclosure in an interview with some journalists on Sunday in Nnewi, Anambra State.

He also named the following states: Enugu, Ebonyi, Ekiti, Imo, Anambra, Gombe, and Bauchi as well as the Nigeria Military among those patronizing Innoson vehicles.

Chukwuma told the press that if sustained patronage is given to his firm, that IVM could transform Nigeria into a vehicle manufacturing hub in Africa in no distant time.

“I can say that Innoson vehicle manufacturing is doing well especially with the level of patronage and support the company is enjoying under the present federal government.


“I must equally say that some state governments like; Ekiti, Imo, Enugu, Ebonyi, Gombe, Anambra and Bauchi are giving us a great boost.

“As at today, Innoson vehicles are being used in some West African countries like Mali, Sierra Leone and Ghana and some Nigerians residing abroad return home to purchase our vehicles”, he said.


Chukwuma said that his vehicle factory has the capacity to manufacture all brands of vehicle, adding, he hopes to expand soon.

He said that Innoson Group of Companies produces motorcycle tyres, plastic containers, ceramic, vehicles and presently has a staff strength between 7,300 and 7,500 workers.

“With more support and patronage from Nigeria, we hope to expand our vehicle manufacturing firm to help provide more employment to our youths”, he said.

Chief Innocent Chukwuma who responded to question on the performance of the youths from Niger Delta trained under the amnesty programme by his firm, said most of the youths were highly talented.


“Some of the youths of the Niger Delta whom we trained are very talented and after their training, we retained some of them and they are part of the success story of Innoson vehicle manufacturing today”, he said.

On the recent report that Anambra State lawmakers rejected Toyota Prado Jeep and demanded Innoson products, Chukwuma said he knew nothing about the report.

“Anybody, including the Anambra State lawmakers is free to buy any brand of a vehicle of their choice.


” As we speak, Anambra State Government ordered for 40 vehicles which they fully paid for and we hope to deliver them to the state by next week”, he said.

Chukwuma said he currently enjoys very warm relationship with Gov. Willie Obiano and his Government, saying that he was willing to leverage on the relationship to Impact positively on the state.

Credit: News Agency Of Nigeria



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