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Nigerian Army partners with Innoson Motors on Military Vehicles



Nigerian Army partners with Innoson on Military Vehicles - BellaNaija

The Nigerian Army and Innoson Motors, an indigenous vehicle manufacturing company, are entering a partnership for the manufacture of locally made military equipment and vehicles.

In line with the the partnership, the army would acquire 100 variant of utility vehicles from the company to support its operations, especially in the North-East.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, announced this when the management of the company, led by its Managing Director, Innocent Chukwuma, visited the army headquarters.

Buratai also said that the army will partner with the company in the modification and production of other military equipment, including armoured fighting vehicles.

He said so far, the army had already acquired 40 vehicles from the company after it donated three vehicles to the Theatre Command of the Operation Lafiya Dole.

Buratai said the the 40 vehicles were acquired after the donated vehicles were tested and found suitable for the North-East terrain.

He added that the vehicles were deployed in combat operations and “proved to be useful, comfortable and convenient for military operations.”

He, therefore, solicited the cooperation of the company in building the capacity of its personnel.

The army chief said this was necessary now that the army was assessing its special vehicle plant and central workshop located in Kaduna State and other areas to in order to produce required equipment.

Chukwuma expressed delight that the vehicles the company had donated to support the counter insurgency operations were found suitable.

He commended the Nigerian Army for its patriotism and the success it had recorded so far in the fight against the Boko Haram terrorists.

He promised to assist the army in its quest for better vehicles for troops and resuscitation of its vehicle plant and workshop.

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  1. Annie

    January 3, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    Buy naija to grow the naira.??

  2. Agu

    January 3, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    This is a welcome development i hope innoson manufacturing becomes what Samsung is for South Koreans. but i have a problem with the arabic sentence in Nigeria army logo if it can be changed to english or into three major languages in Nigeria that will be a great idea.

    • Dust

      January 3, 2018 at 2:26 pm

      the b:ritish allow it to be that way…

      if you’ve ever read your history from the point of view where it favors you, you would realize that the e:urop:eans were on a crusade in Africa to destroy using religion and sponsoring tribes against each other (in west a:frica the f:ulanis were sponsored to cause mayhem along with e:uropans) but some ethnic groups were able to counter them, this led to the creation of a more modest religion used to christen and weaken the tribes that were able to counter them and today its called ch:ristianity…

      f:ran:ce and b:rits (both thought to be christian nations) colonised most west african ethnic groups but there is profileration of islam and arab culture in the places they colonised which means they allow it bcos it creates a divide amongst the citizens of those countries…

      christianity makes an african be euro-african while i:slam makes an african be arab-african.

      the system of education also influences the mental state of the colonies, most southern nigerians are euro-centric due to the education, while northern and muslim nigerians are arab-centric..

      this is only the beginning of africans losing their identity and turning against each other….

  3. Kkay

    January 3, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Good news. However, I wonder why the military did not come up with this rating of Innoson’s vehicles earlier.
    EFCC’s recent harassment of the man and this new partnership with the military has left me wondering…….

    • tunmi

      January 3, 2018 at 8:07 pm

      It most likely was in the works with the details being finalized.

  4. Bowl

    January 3, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    Chia foro gbo ! Kai na- ene. Damage control efforts

  5. artklub

    January 3, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    @ DUST. Thanks for your analysis. Don’t mind dem!! Nonsense. Rubbish. But we got dem figured out. Mitches.

  6. ijeoma

    January 3, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    thank God. we need to stop the importation of cars to Nigeria.

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