Senator Gershom Bassey, Vice Chairman, Petroleum upstream and member Senate Adhoc Committee on Import Waivers, Concessions and Grants has assured Nigerians of a world class Automobile behemoth. He made this known during an interview with newsmen after one of his oversight functions recently.
Senator Bassey who was a member of the committee maintained that ‘the National Assembly will always influence actions that will make organizations like VON Automobile become a responsible company that will create a worldclass automobile behemoth which will in turn create huge multiplier effects on the Nigerian Economy and society.’
VON Automobiles Managing Director, Tokunbo Aromolaran, a Lagos based multiple vehicle assembler has advised the Federal Government to concertedly execute the National Automotive Policy to rapidly influence capacity utilization and production of larger volume of passenger cars and commercial vehicles at the various vehicle manufacturing plants in the country.
Mr. Aromolaran who made this plea last weekend during an oversight inspection of the plant by the Senate Committee on Import Waivers, Concession and Grants said the factory has attained 30% local content in bus production since it began operations in 2012.