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FG Policies will encourage local investors – Lai Mohammed

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has told Nigerians that the policies of the Federal Government will encourage local manufacturing of products, including cars.

This was made known by the minister at the factory of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company in Nnewi, Anambra State on Monday.

Mohammed said that the policies would favour companies like Innoson, which are manufacturing products locally.

He said that the company was already putting Nigeria on the global map of vehicle manufacturing countries of the world.

The minister stated, “Having toured this factory today, I make bold to say that Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company Limited is a trailblazer in the automotive industry and a shining example of what Nigeria is capable of achieving if it looks inwards and taps into the boundless energy and ingenuity of its people.

“True to its name, Innoson is a manufacturing company, not an assembly plant. It is exactly what the brains behind the National Automotive Industry Development Plan have in mind when they rolled out that policy, which is to curtail the dependence on imports and ensure the growth of the Nigerian automotive industry, using local resources.”

The minister said that the company was living up to the government’s aims of creating jobs, conservation of foreign exchange and acceleration of technical development.

He recalled that the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, in collaboration with the Ministry of Information and Culture, recently commenced the made-in-Nigeria campaign.

The Chairman, Innoson, Chief Innocent Chukwuma said that the firm, which began operation in 2009, had manufactured about 11,000 vehicles, including buses, pick up vans, SUVs, sedans, and garbage compactors, among others.

Meanwhile, the newly appointed Director-General, National Automotive Design and Development Council, Mr. Jelani Aliyu, has said the agency will soon commence the design of local vehicles that will reduce the preference of Nigerians for foreign brands.

He stated this in a chat with journalists in Abuja on Monday.

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Fake News Triggered #EndSARS Carnage – IGP

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Fake News Triggered #EndSARS Carnage – IGP

IGP Mohammed Adamu

Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has expressed that the carnage that followed the #EndSARS protests across the country was triggered by fake news.

The IGP spoke on Thursday in Akure while addressing officers of the Ondo State Police Command as part of his tours of states affected by the #ENDSARS protest.

He maintained that those behind the protest were armed with the sinister motive to destabilize the government.

Also Read: #EndSARS: UK Parliament Does Not Speak For British Govt – FG

While urging the officers to return to work, Adamu pointed out that no nation could survive without policing even as he informed them that the Buhari administration has taken various steps to reform the Nigerian Police.

According to him, “The government has approved an extension of health scheme to retired police personnel. The police salary structure has been reviewed affecting all ranks.

“Your job is important. Without you coming out, there will be chaos and you are special.”

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Buhari Will Set Nigeria On Fire If He Doesn’t Implement People’s Demands —Wike

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Buhari Will Set Nigeria On Fire If He Doesn’t Implement People’s Demands —Wike

Nyesom Wike

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari has an opportunity to address the demands of the people or put the country “on fire.”

He gave this warning on Thursday during his appearance on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.

This is coming at a time when there have been serious calls for the restructuring of the country.

Also Read: NDDC Is A Cash Cow For Politicians – Nyesom Wike

“We must understand in this country that political leadership is very key, having the political will to implement what the people want is very serious.

“I don’t want to talk about the issue of distrust or no trust in government. People have raised such issues, that they don’t think that nothing will come out of all this dialogue. I don’t agree with that. I believe that if the president does not do, given the opportunities he has now, then, he will be putting Nigeria on fire.”

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Former Lawmaker, Shehu Sani Accuses FG Of Using Huge Loans To Buy Substandard Chinese Railway Locomotives

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Former Lawmaker, Shehu Sani Accuse FG Of Using Huge Loans To Buy Substandard Chinese Railway Locomotives

Shehu Sani

Former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has accused the Federal Government of taking huge loans to acquire substandard and refurbished trains.

The former lawmaker from Kaduna made this accusation on Thursday on his Twitter page while condemning the recent breakdown of the Kaduna-Abuja railway.

Also Read: Amaechi Apologises For Abuja-Kaduna Train Breakdown

The railway line was reported to have broken down between November 18 and November 20, exposing passengers on the journey to grave danger.

He expressed that for such to have happened, it means Nigeria paid for substandard or refurbished locomotives adding that the Chinese contractor in charge must be made to repair them at no cost to the government.

He wrote:

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