Umahi partners India to establish electric automobile assembling plant in Ebonyi
Governor Umahi made the proposal on Wednesday, at India Embassy FCT where he was received by the Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, His Excellency, Abhay Thakur.
According to a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Documentation Mr. Francis Nwaze, revealed that Umahi’s key interest in the partnership includes; importation of the sample electric-powered tricycles, buses, motorcycles and cars.
He maintained that electric mode automobile is not only a technology of tomorrow but a technology that cuts cost.
The governor enumerated other areas which he equally wants a partnership with India to include establishing an assembling plant in the state and in the agriculture sector where poultry, piggery and food processing equipment would be provided.
Umahi further solicited for partnership in the management of the new hospital he described as a centre of excellence that is presently under construction.
According to him, his interest is not on making money with the hospital but for the betterment of the state and the country in general.
He, however, called on the international communities and other well-meaning Nigerians to partner with Ebonyi State in establishing industries, factories and other businesses even as he assured them of the readiness of Ebonyi State to provide conducive environment and incentives to make their establishments thrive.
Reacting, Thakur, who expressed happiness with the interests of Umahi, promised to work with him to achieve his aims in his state.