FG, Japan sign MoU to commence manufacturing of electric, smart automobiles

Written by on August 26, 2022

Barring any last-minute change, Nigeria will commence assemblage and manufacturing of environmentally friendly, green, electric and smart automobiles by 2023.

Already, the Federal Government of Nigeria through the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with Israeli and Japanese companies for the commencement of the project.

Speaking at the occasion, the Israeli Ambassador to Nigeria, Michael Freeman, said that the partnership which was a combination of Israeli, Japanese and Nigerian technologies would help address the many challenges affecting the transport and environmental sectors in Nigeria.

According to him, “It is a project that is a partnership with Israeli, Japanese and Nigerian companies taking place in Nigeria.

On his part, the Executive Vice Chairman, NASENI, Prof. Mohammed Haruna, commended the collaboration which he said had come to stay and would be domesticated in the country.

Haruna said that this project Nigeria would see to the manufacturing of Nigerian made electrical vehicles in the nearest future.

The project was facilitated by Nigerian company, LINKSMAN International LTD.

Mr. Madisca Haruna, Managing Director, LINKSMAN International LTD said the project seeks to attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030, Goal 7 which seeks to enhance international cooperation, facilitate access to clean energy research and technology

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