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Innoson To Produce Armoured Vehicles, Military Equipment For Nigerian Army | The Precision

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•Innoson and Army chiefs after sealing the deal
•Innoson and Army chiefs after sealing the deal
The Nigerian Army on Tuesday formally went into
partnership with Nigerian indigenous motor manufacturing company,
Innoson Motors Manufacturing Company, for modification of some of its
equipment, local production of armoured fighting vehicles and other
military hardwares. 

This was made manifest during a meeting between the
management of the company let by the Chairman, Doctor Innocent Chukwuma
and the leadership of the Nigerian Army led by the Chief of Army Staff,
Lieutenant General TY Buratai at the Army Headquarters, Abuja. 
In his remarks, the Chief of Army Staff, congratulated the company
for giant strides it has recorded in the production of various brands of
vehicles lately. He said that the essence of the meeting was to further
formalize the business relationship between the Nigerian Army and
Innoson Vehicle  Manufacturing Company. The Chief of Army Staff recalled
with delight that the Nigerian Army being patriotic and in a bid to
encourage local entrepreneurs asked Innoson Motors to supply 3 vehicles
early last year which were found to be durable and performing very well
as they were employed in combat and proved to be useful, comfortable and
convenient in military operations. Based on that the Nigerian Army
acquired over 70 more variants of the Innoson vehicles which were
deployed in the North East for Operation LAFIYA DOLE. He further stated
that the Nigerian Army desires to deepens its cooperation by partnering
with Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company Limited to conceptualize,
design, modify and produce military hardwares. 

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The specific areas of partnership between the Nigerian Army and the
company  include immediate supply 100 vehicles, supply of appropriate
gears, engines and chassis required for immediate modifications and
repairs of armoured fighting vehicles in the North East Theatre of
Operations. Identifying requirements for production of armoured fighting
vehicle in Nigerian Army Central Workshop in Kaduna and enhancing
capacity  of Nigerian Army personnel to actively participate on the
successful implementation of these joint ventures.
Responding, Doctor Innocent Chukwuma expressed happiness that the
Nigerian Army has found his vehicles working perfectly and commended the
Chief of Army Staff for his great sense of patriotism. He promised to
assist the Nigerian Army in its quest for better vehicles for its troops
and resuscitation of its Special Vehicle Plant and Workshops. Dr
Innocent Chukwuma further thanked the Chief of Army Staff for the
commendation, maintaining that his company would continue to improve and
expand its capacity in vehicle manufacturing. He further appreciated
the Nigerian Army for the patronage, describing the critical role the
Nigerian Army is playing in national development through the fight
against insurgency in the North East and Nigeria in general.
Highlight of the occasion was inspection and handing over of 3 of the
newly manufactured vehicles by the company for trial by the Nigerian
Army.  These newly manufactured vehicles are; IVM G80 Bigger Jeep, IVM
G40 Smaller Jeep and IVM Granite Pickup.

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