Dec 9, 2021

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Video Shows VP Yemi Osinbajo Driving Electric Car in Abuja, Nigerians React

  • Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo attended the exhibition event #MadeInNigeria at Eagle Square in Abuja
  • Vice President Kona drove an electric car with the event other senior government officials on board
  • Nigerians have expressed mixed reactions to the development, with many praising the FG while others voicing concerns about electricity

Eagle Square, Abuja – The Presidency shared a video of Nigeria’s Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo driving an electric car on Tuesday June 15 .

A brief statement posted on the official Presidency Facebook page and spotted by indicates that the Vice President owned the car named Kona at the # MadeInNigeria exhibition event in drove into Eagle Square, Abuja.

The statement reads:

“Vice President Yemi Osinbajo drives Kona, a Nigerian electric car, a recently at the # MadeInNigeria exhibition event in Eagle Square in Abuja.

“The VP is the DG of the Nigeria Automotive Development Council, Jelani Aliyu, and the Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Niyi Adebayo.”

Nigerians respond

< p class = "align-left"> Some Nigerians have expressed different views on developments.

Ibrahim Mallam Ibrahim said:

“What a great one Innovation! I propose that there should be mass production of such vehicles. “

Dauda Yusuf said:

” Little by little we as a people will make it, if we learn to overcome our differences and speak with one voice. “

Israel Ahmadu said:

” Wow, this is absolutely amazing, we look forward to more innovations. “

Godwin Chibuikem said:

” We don’t buy, bring it back to where it came from … we have no electricity to charge it. “

Chukwudi Benedict said, referring to the voice of a person (not captured by the camera) who addressed the Vice President:

“Is this voice a Nigerian? This is the Nigeria Assembly’s electric car. No seat belt Mr. Vice President. “

Nigeria presents its first locally assembled electric car r

Aliyu, the General Director of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) , said so on Friday, February 5th.

When Aliyu said Hyundai Kona at the unveiling of the first locally assembled electric car, Nigeria would not be outside in the transition from fuel-powered vehicles to electric cars stay ahead.

FG brings two agencies to make electricity more accessible

In order to improve access to electricity for all Nigerians across the country, the federal government by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) and the The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) implements the Solar Power Naija program of the Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP).

Das The program will provide electricity to five million households, and thus approximately 25 million Ni nationally gerians in rural areas and underserved urban communities.

According to Vice President Osinbajo, who canceled the initiative in the Jangefe community, the introduction in the six geopolitical zones in Edo, Lagos, Adamawa, Anambra, Kebbi and Plateau continued.