Professor Yemi Osinbajo has given a pass mark to Kona, the assembled-in-Nigeria electric car. He described it as fantastic.

The Nigerian Vice President spoke on Tuesday in Abuja after the unveiling of the Made-in-Nigeria fair that featured the exhibition of the first electric car assembled in Nigeria, among other locally manufactured products.

Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Vice President, Mr. Laolu Akande, in a statement, said Osinbajo was commenting on his experience after driving the car at the fair.

Osinbajo described the innovative car as a showcase of what is possible in Nigeria.

Aside touring the exhibition stands in company of top government officials, the Vice President drove the electric car with the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Niyi Adebayo and the Director General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Mr. Jelani Aliyu.

“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. I can tell because I just drove it.”


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