Ondo state is to start assembling cars in the Linyi industrial hubnsituated at Ore, in Odigbo local government area of the state with the first assembled trucks to be delivered in June, this year.
Chief Alex Ajipe, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Klick Konnect Network and Business Consultant to Ondo State Government made this known while speaking to online journalists in Akure, the state capital.
According to him, Ondo state was given the license for an automobile assembly plant in November, last year and the first consignment from China will be arriving the state this month.
The project is going to kick off with 200 trucks and the plant is expected to produce a wide range of automobile products such as trucks, SUVs, Salon cars among others.
“By the grace of Almighty God, the first consignment will arrive in this month, with the clearing and everything, by the end of this month we should have the consignment here. We are starting with 200 trucks. By May/June, I can take you there to see the first assembled truck in Ondo state. We got the license last November through the help of the Governor “.
He revealed that there are about 2,000 investors ready to do business with the state adding that the hub would generate more than 20,000 direct and indirect employment opportunities when working at its full capacity.
He said “ through cassava revolution programme which has engaged twenty thousand cassava farmers will have a modular processors. This processors will help dry the water content of cassava to the betterment of cassava farmers. This processors will be in 15 locations but we are starting with five, in Ogbagi, Emure-Ile in Owo, Omotoso, Ilu-Abo. When you take your cassava there, it washes it, dry it, measure it and pay you, so, you can see that everybody will feel the benefits of the industrial hub”.