Some twitter handlers have reacted to plans by the Akwa Ibom State government to flood the state with brand new Compressed Natural Gas buses built by Innoson Motors. An understanding to this effect is already being struck being struck between the company and the state government.
The buses are built with considerations for the current fuel crisis in mind. Instead of fuel that has now gone beyond the reach of Nigerians, the buses will use natural gas.
Although details of the agreement is still being sketchy, but most of those who reacted based on a tweet by the governor, Pastor Umo Eno applaud the idea, moreso as the government plans to patronise an indigenous car firm.
In the tweet, the governor had said he was appreciative of the contributions of Innoson, “Nigeria’s first indigenous auto manufacturing company led by Chairman, Chief Innocent Chukwuma, CON. Our collaboration aims to provide palliatives, especially in transportation for our citizens affected by the removal of fuel subsidy. I am grateful to Chief Chukwuma for his support and commend his indomitable spirit in establishing the first indigenous auto manufacturing company. Together, we will work to alleviate the plight of our people and foster growth and pride in our nation.”
Innoson Motors, on their part, in confirmation of the deal, also tweeted that “Akwa Ibom state government partners with Innoson Vehicles for providing public mass transit vehicles in Akwa Ibom state, to reduce the cost of transportation in the state.”
Mr Godwin Avive who responded to Eno’s tweet said “wisdom shall be your companion. Thank you for patronising made in Nigeria.” Abel Agujiobi, in appreciating the governor however urged the Enugu state government to emulate Eno.