Published On: Mon, Feb 6th, 2017

Ex-militants to start Bayelsa car assembly plant

INNOSON MotorsABUJA, (CAJ News) – INNOSON Motors has disclosed plans to establish a new automobile assembly plant in Bayelsa State, set to employ over 100 beneficiaries of the Niger Delta Presidential Amnesty Programme.
The announcement follows a meeting this weekend at Government House in Yenagoa.
Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs and Coordinator of the Niger Delta Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brig. Gen. Paul Boroh, Chairman, Innoson Group of Companies, Innocent Chukwuma, Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Economic Council, Donald Benibo Wokoma, and the Chief Executive Officer of JUMAB Global Services, Jacob Momoh, attended the meeting.
Boroh’s spokesperson, Wabiye Idoniboyeobu, said the delegation received a warm reception from the Executive Governor of Bayelsa, Seriake Dickson, who instructed the Commissioner of Trade and Investment, to allocate space needed for the automobile project.
Dickson expressed his delight for the initiative of the Amnesty office and Innoson Group, and promised to give his full support to the project.
Chukwuma said management of Innoson Motors had trained and graduated over 100 former Niger Delta agitators in automobile repairs and manufacturing.
“The plant will first of all absorb all the ex-agitators, recently trained under Innoson Motors and also create job opportunities for other Niger Delta sons and daughters,” said Chukwuma.
Idoniboyeobu welcomed the development.
“The Niger Delta Region has in recent times been in the news for the wrong reasons but after a meeting of the Bayelsa State Government, Presidential Amnesty Office and Innoson Motors, in Bayelsa State over the weekend, it seems this trend is about to change,” said Idoniboyeobu.
CAJ News

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