Nigeria will start exporting cars soon – Jonathan



By Oriade Ayomide


Brand Nigeria ranks among heavy car users in the world with virtually all brands of cars plying Nigerian roads; all of which were imported. President Goodluck Jonathan has however expressed belief that the nation will soon join the league of car exporters in the next few years.

Speaking at the Presidential Villa, on Monday while granting audience to a delegation of the business community from Anambra State led by Governor Peter Obi, the president said this is achievable with the measures put in place by his administration, especially the new National Automotive Industry Policy. He maintained that his administration will continue to encourage industrialist as the nation continues his journey to greatness.

“In the next few years, Nigeria will begin to export cars to other countries. We are encouraging the government to support local manufacturers. If any country will be great, we must industrialise. If Nigeria must be a great country, we must industrialise. To this end, we will continue to encourage industrialists in Anambra.”