The hate that brought development; Chronicles of President Buhari’s developmental stride in the South East
“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth”
In the dust of the Sambisa forest; in that difficult terrain that looks more like the race course for the Dakar rally where rugged vehicles compete to be the best, a local Nigerian brand is the best. The terrain is so difficult to navigate for any SUV, that you need a technical built vehicle for that terrain. Innoson Vehicles a local vehicle manufacturing company based in South East has conquered that terrain.
How did Innoson Vehicle, an Nnewi based Car manufacturing coy manage to dominate the Sahara desert and the rest of the Army formation in Nigeria?
In the South East, there’s this misconception, deliberately created by the local opposition party to paint the APC and President Muhammad Buhari bad. They say President Buhari hate the Igbo and will never be associated with anything good in the South East. They create this myth and sell it to the gullibles. In the words of John F. Kennedy ” The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic”. This is the situation in the South East where conflict entrepreneurs has declared a war on the thought process of others.
In 2018, under the guidance and blessing of President Muhammad Buhari, the Nigerian Military entered an agreement with Innoson Vehicles to modify some of its equipment, produce armoured fighting vehicles and other military hardware. Today, as a result of that arrangement, Innoson Vehicle is supplying the Nigerian Army gun fitted trucks and armoured vehicles to enhance it operations, notably is the Innoson D12.
In 2018, President Buhari issued executive order 5, which mandated MDAs to patronize local companies. This order has ensured that agencies such as the FRSC and others are patronizing Innoson. In a recent interview the CEO of Innoson Vehicles, Innocent Chukwuma was full of praise for the overwhelming support he has received from President Buhari.
Under President Buhari, Innoson Vehicles are the official spare part supplier to the Nigerian Airforce. The partnership has seen the Airforce get back many of it plane which were grounded for long back on air. The Niger Delta Development Commission ( NDDC) has also sent some of its participant under their skill acquisition program to Innoson Vehicles to learn a skill. Today, the FG are in discussion with Innoson Vehicles for the manufacture of Ventilators urgently needed in our hospital.
Innoson has never had it this good under any government since it plant was commissioned in 2010. The APC and President Buhari has deliberately created policies and encouraged partnership that’s allowing Innoson vehicles to grow and conquer. The capacity of Innoson to create more jobs and make more revenue has been enhanced by President Buhari and the APC?
Will a man who hate the Igbo give an Igbo owned business this amount of support? If this is what hate means we need more of it in the South East.
In the words of Mahatma Ghandi “An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.”
Our people who have been manipulated by politicians with huge nuisance value and less developmental impact must have a rethink. There’s no government past or present that has brought development to the South East more than the APC. None