Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday test ride the assembled-in-Nigeria electric car, prompting reactions among Nigerians.
While some Nigerians applauded rhe unveiling of the project, which featured exhibition, others mocked him, describing his behaviour as attention-seeking.
But in a statement by his spokesman, Mr Laolu Akande, said the vice President also gave the innovation as pass mark and commended the locally manufactured products.
According to Osinbajo: “It was a very good drive, fantastic. It just shows what is possible. I am glad to see that this is an assembled-in-Nigeria electric car. You can literally charge it anywhere. I think it is a very fantastic innovation; fantastic product, and I can tell because I just drove it”.
The statement said the Ministers of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, Director General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Mr Jelani Aliyu, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, Ministers of FCT, Mallam Mohammed Bello; and Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed were among the dignitaries at the event which is part of Nigeria’s 60th anniversary Celebration.
After the exhibition, the Vice President also visited the Federal Road Safety Corps’ headquarters where he inaugurated the National Traffic Radio 107.1 FM in Abuja where he described the radio as “an important and strategic initiative in several respects.
The service will enable effective dissemination of relevant information on road safety and the provision of up-to-date information on road conditions, as well as traffic status and security to the public”, Laolu said in the statement.