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Nigerians call out Emeka Ihedioha for ‘snubbing’ Innoson motors for foreign vehicles

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Nigerians call out Emeka Ihedioha for ‘snubbing’ Innoson motors for foreign vehicles

Nigerians have accused the Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, of snubbing Innoson vehicles to patronise a foreign vehicle brand following reports that the State just acquired new Ford pickup vans for security operatives in the state.

Ihedioha, on Tuesday, launched a joint security operation, code-named: Operation Iron Gate, at Hero’s Square, Owerri the state capital.

During the launch, the governor distributed new 80 vehicles to the 27 council areas and security agencies to aid their operation and performance.

Some Twitter users became peeved when photos of the event emerged on social media showing that the vehicles acquired and distributed to the security agencies by the Imo Government are all Ford brand.

Reacting, Twitter users slammed the governor for snubbing his ‘kinsman’ to patronise a ‘foreign’ brand.

Some argued that at a time the government is making efforts to promote and encourage local content by patronising local producers, the Imo State Government decided to snub Innoson vehicles for Ford, describing the action as a discouragement for local content.

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Others, however, argued that the vehicles were not imported but were acquired from a Nigerian distributor, saying the Imo government’s action will also encourage local business owners.

 

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