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At the Democracy Day 2014 event held in Abuja, today Thursday 29th May 2014, a made in Nigeria designed and built by Nissan, was displayed.

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and Vice President Namadi Sambo were given the opportunity to test run it.

According to the Presidential Spokesperson Reuben Abati, the car is “affordable, ready for use and export”.
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Darey Art-Alade serenading guests

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Vice President Namadi Sambo, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, First Lady Patience Jonathan

24 Comments

  1. Tom

    May 29, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Seeing as leaders who their countries manufacture cars use tthe their own products like Obama uses a cadillac & the British PM uses a range rover or jaguar etc. So should jonah, they should just make him a bulletproof one.

  2. FJD

    May 29, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Bella, am so happy and will be very happy if Nigeria can maintain this standard abeg! enough off I wan ship car enter from Yanky

    • amaaa

      May 30, 2014 at 11:58 am

      I am wondering why Innoson cars which is 100% made in Nigeria isn’t getting this kind of publicity I see their cars on the roads and they look really nice especially the SUV.

  3. FJD

    May 29, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Please I beg you , don’t post that pornographic music video of tiwa savage on this blog as you know that you are responsible and clean here . I trust you cos responsible people come to your blog….

  4. uhm

    May 29, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    I hope someone bought this car as a wedding present for Goodluck’ks daughter to add to her collection. While at it they can make made in Nigeria private jets.

    Watch them spend 100million naira on bullet proof BMWs. Stella Oduah, i’m smiling at you.

    #Allnawash

  5. @edDREAMZ

    May 29, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    So is nw official, thats one gud news no doubt…..
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  6. Summer

    May 30, 2014 at 2:41 am

    A couple of questions come to mind: is Nissan a Nigerian company? I don’t think so! What happened to the first car prototype made in Nigeria by a Nigerian? Has the government made any efforts to optimize his manufacturing strategy and mass-produce such cars for the low-income Nigerian? If I remember correctly, when that car was constructed, there was a similar show by government officials and a ceremonious ‘ribbon-cutting’ event! The difference is that this Nissan car is valued at about 1.2-1.5m Naira which is about 4 times more expensive than the z-600 car, suggesting that we still have little ways to go in terms of producing indigenous affordable automobiles. So what next? If our government can support and empower Nissan, why can’t they do the same for the Nigerian company that actually manufactured the car engine (not an assembly). My opinion is that in order to see a substantial change in our country, we have to do something significantly different and that starts from believing in ourselves and our own abilities as a group, we must learn to do-it-ourselves, we may stumble at first but eventually, we will attain true empowerment as a nation.

    • ibrahim Oyetola

      July 29, 2014 at 3:36 pm

      It took FORD a whole lot to have attained the level and achievement they now enjoy today, if not for hard work and the support of American government, the four and six cylinder vehicle will not be in limelight today. We are all watching.

  7. Tosin

    May 30, 2014 at 7:25 am

    Is this a one-off or is there an assembly facility?

    • Mark

      May 31, 2014 at 2:51 pm

      Very good question

  8. Aibee

    May 30, 2014 at 8:54 am

    I have a couple of questions for anyone willing to answer:

    1. Please where did they test run it to? Or did they just start the engine and turn it off?
    2. Where these cars “manufactured” in Nigeria or where they simply assembled in Nigeria?
    3. How many new jobs did Nissan create in Nigeria, for Nigerians in manufacturing these cars? It is impossible to manufacture a car from scratch without creating new jobs in the process.
    4. Where did they source for the raw materials to manufacture these cars? Steel for body parts, rubber for the tires, plastic for the dashboard, fabric/leather for the interior etc.

    My point is if you actually manufacture a car in Nigeria, the spill over effect into other industries will be too great to be hidden.

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      May 30, 2014 at 11:00 am

      Your questions 2, 3 and 4 are my questions as well…

    • Mrs. Ajayi

      May 30, 2014 at 11:16 am

      #Gbam. The idea should be to create jobs for Nigerians and improve the industry as a whole.

  9. sum1special

    May 30, 2014 at 11:49 am

    What a dream come true.

  10. NoRegionalismNo2015Elections

    May 30, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Nigerians, at least we should appreciate what the president have done. This is an improvement from where previous administration left off. Again, I agree that the impression of being manufactured in Nigeria must be corrected. These cars are assembled in Nigeria.
    We don’t need Nigerians to certified the cars good for export, we have international bodies to achieve that. Because Nigeria is in a hurry to raise internal earnings, we can export these cars while at the same time sale them to Nigerians at reduced prices.
    On job creation, while we expect in increase in employment in the long run, and just like the communiticaion industry, we have people selling recharge cards, it is expected that spare parts delears for these cars will spring up, there will local producers of parts, accessories etc. These in turn will have an increased in the socio-economic benefits to Nigerians including employment.
    For Nigerian manufactured cars, I think there is a lot of work to be done in steel complexes across the country and Ajaokuta. All the components to a vehicle are never satisfied by one country. This country require time to achieve this. I am sure if it goes well positively in future, our kids will enjoy from this.

    Please lets appreciate the President, lets encourage him to do more.

    LONG LIVE MYSELF, YOURSELVES AND THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

    • Ada Nnewi

      May 30, 2014 at 3:12 pm

      His position as the President of the Federal Government of Nigeria is enough encouragement. His job is to do more….SAY NO TO SYCOPHANCY!

    • Miss Anonymous

      June 1, 2014 at 12:43 pm

      Thank you!

  11. winnie

    May 30, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    @Ada Nnewi: u just killed me, looool

  12. Adedeji Gabriel Abiodun

    May 31, 2014 at 8:04 am

    Let make it clear there is different between manufacturing and assembling vehicle , are the materials used to manufacture the vehicles are from nigeria ? Or 50 /50 because i saw kia logo on those vehicles

  13. Oteino

    June 1, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Its a healthy beginning. How much does one cost? I am in a hurry to get one, now, now. Nissan pls how much????

  14. Joe

    June 29, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    The present administration had position Nigeria to becoming economic viable country. This can be judge in the areas of Agriculture, Banking,aviation, etc. We should appreciates the present of nigeria today as compared with military rule.. The country should seek for technological transfer,and from there should design and built nigeria made vehicles. The federal govt should patronise inosson automotives by making it official vehicle and other local manufactured goods . Government imports vehicle should stop immediately and go with one slogan which simply says neccesity is the mother of invention.Nissan ,Toyota renault, leyland not a Nigeria made car and would never be . The Government should collaborate with indegenius private company to develop series of proto type nigerian brand name automotives cheaper for local and export usse,and creates jobs for Nigerians..

  15. OBASI .M

    July 25, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Is great to have a car made in Nigeria or assembled, the name nissan makes me feel some how, may be it will be better called Nijan at list your product should carry your identity otherwise it will look as a shoe made in Aba with a stamp made in Italy.

  16. Donald Ohaegbula

    August 11, 2014 at 5:01 am

    Good Job to GoodLuck Jonathan the President of Nigeria and other leaders in Nigeria who sees to well building of Nigerian Government. I thank you all.

  17. wisdom

    February 16, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    do yhu fink dat pres-buhari will encourage this fabulous work of the nigerians??

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