Monday, 31 October 2011

FG to sanction agencies that buyimported vehicles

KANO – THE Federal Government is
considering sanctions for government
agencies and parastatals that buy
imported vehicles rather than the ones
assembled in the country.
Minister of State for Trade and
Investment, Mr. Samuel Ortom, disclosed
this in Kano when he visited the National
Truck Manufacturers Limited office.
The Minister, who was surprised with the
quality of vehicles being produced after a
tour of the plant, said the ministry had
met with stakeholders in the auto industry
who have come up with a position paper on
how to save the industry from total
He said: “We have met with the
stakeholders in the auto industry and they
have come up with a position paper which
we are looking into,” adding that the quest
for foreign made good is a mark of
indiscipline which must be tackled.
He noted: “Our problem is lack of
discipline to do the right thing and this
time around we shall apply sanction for
those who go against Federal
Government’s policy on patronage for
locally assembled vehicles.
“Nigerians have no choice than to
patronise their auto assembly plant
because they have the potentials to create
new jobs and if we patronise our own
industries, we will recycle our wealth to the
benefit of all.”

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