Governor Charles Chukwuma Soludo inaugurated the groundbreaking ceremony for Kojo Motors’ state-of-the-art auto assembly plant. This plant assembles the OMAA range of gas-powered mini passenger and commercial buses. It will include the renowned Chinese Yutong passenger and commercial buses. The facility is strategically located in Umunya, along the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway.
Governor Soludo extended his warm congratulations to John Ikenna Oguegbu, founder, and CEO of Kojo Motors Limited. This was for investing in his home state. He also lauded the Yutong bus manufacturers from China for their astute decision to establish this auto assembly plant. Most importantly it would be collaboration with local franchisees.
Future Projects To Be Undertaken At The Kojo Motors Auto Assembly Plant.
At the groundbreaking for Kojo Motors’ auto assembly plant, the Governor applauded Kojo Motors’ plans to establish a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station within the same complex. He affirmed that he steadfastly focuses his administration on fostering substantial industrial development, job creation, and prosperity for all Anambra citizens. He noted that the assembly operations would progress from Semi-Knocked Down (SKD) format at the Igbo-Ukwu facility to Complete-Knocked Down (CKD) production, featuring automated welding, painting, and final assembly.
Governor Soludo pledged the state government’s unwavering commitment to supporting and patronizing the vehicles produced by the Yutong Assembly plant.
Also present at the groundbreaking for Kojo Motors’ auto assembly plant was Chinedu Oguegbu, the Managing Director of OMAA. He emphasized Nigeria’s abundant human capital and untapped natural gas resources. He underscored their dedication to the “Made in Nigeria” initiative, aimed at not only employing a significant number of Nigerians but also positioning Nigeria as a hub for automotive manufacturing in Africa.
The groundbreaking ceremony for Kojo Motors’ auto assembly plants symbolizes not just the commencement of construction. It also underscores Kojo Motors’ dedication to growth, innovation, and the “Made in Anambra” initiative. Both for the African market and the world. The expansive automobile assembly plant, aligned with the National Automotive Industry Development Plan (NAIDP), promises not only direct employment for Anambra natives but also a surge in indirect job opportunities and small business growth, all contributing to technological advancement within the region.