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Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo test drives Nigeria’s first electric car [VIDEO]



Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo test drives Nigeria’s first electric car [VIDEO]

Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has test-driven a locally assembled electric car, Hyundai Kona, on Tuesday in Abuja.

Osinbajo drove the car while on exhibition tour of made-in-Nigeria products at the inaugural ceremony of a 5-day Nigeria @ 60 Expo which took place at the Eagle Square, Abuja.

The occasion is planned by the Inter-ministerial Committee on Nigeria @ 60 in partnership with Business Visa and Training Co Ltd.

Speaking with the journalists afterwards, Osinbajo showed enthusiasm at the invention and stated that he was confident of a bright future for Nigeria.

He said, “A very good drive; fantastic; it just shows what is possible.

“I am glad to see that this is an assembled in Nigeria electric car.

“You can literally charge it anywhere; I think it is a very fantastic innovation; fantastic product, and I can tell because I drove it.”

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Meanwhile, in his keynote speech, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, disclosed that the occasion was targeted to showcase what Nigeria could produce with local raw materials.

He said, “To compliment the efforts of the Federal Government at ensuring that we produce what we eat and eat what we produce.

“In this context, we are to produce what we use and use what we produce.”

In a virtual goodwill message, Director-General, World Trade Organisation, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, lauded the organisers for their efforts to showcase the development of Nigeria’s Micro Small, and Medium Enterprises.

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