The Ebonyi State Government and National Automotive Design and Development Council have expressed readiness to partner in the establishment of an electric-powered vehicle assembling plant in the state.
The agreement was reached when the Governor of the state, David Umahi played host to the director of NADDC, Jelani Aliyu, on Wednesday in Abuja.
Governor Umahi in his remarks explained that Ebonyi State government had placed orders for the importation of 24 electric tricycles and 24 others to be assembled in the state.
He reiterated the government’s willingness to partner the NADDC to establish the electric vehicle assembling plant in Ebonyi using the imported tricycles to kick-start.
Aliyu explained that NADDC was at the finishing stage of certification of vehicle parts imported into the country, noting that Council would soon start monitoring all imported vehicle parts and would not allow their importation into the country without certification.