Following a tour of its new facilities, Samuel Ortom, minister of State for Trade and Investment has expressed satisfaction with the proficiency and quality of manufacturing operations at VON Automobiles Nigeria Limited, local manufacturers of buses, trucks and light commercial vehicles including the Ashok Leyland.
The Minister made these remarks, when he led a team to conduct a supervisory visit to the plant in Lagos. He said: “I have inspected and seen what VON Automobile Nigeria is doing and I am quite impressed with the quality of work here as well as the capacity of the plant. I have toured other parts of this country and I am saying that what I found here is of international standard.”
The minister said the Federal Government can now encourage people from other African countries to import from Nigeria, maintaining that the products are of the best quality and can be used in any part of the world.
Ortom who led a high powered delegation of members of the Committee on Mass Transportation for Nigerians to VON Automobiles also commended the assembly plant for transforming the defunct Volkswagen of Nigeria (VWoN) plant within a short period of time, particularly Stallion Group of Nigeria, the investors for showing immense financial commitment and perseverance that have led VON’s successful resuscitation. VON’s buses are already plying Nigerian roads and have gained appreciation on their quality being better than imported vehicles.