Sierra Leone Government has purchased some fleet of vehicles from Innoson Vehicles Manufacturing (IVM).

Some Government officials from Sierra Leone visited the Innoson factory in Nnewi on May 4th, 2019, prior to the purchase.

The visit was led by Hon Soloku, the Defence Minister and some other members of the West African country’s police force.

Sierra Leone Defence Ministry has revealed that the Innoson vehicles are intended for defence purposes.

Government officials from Sierra Leone visited the Innoson factory in Nnewi.
Government officials from Sierra Leone visited the Innoson factory in Nnewi.

Expressing interest in Innoson‘s fleets, the delegates communicated Sierra Leone’s plan to incorporate the Nigerian-assembled vehicles in the country’s military.

During the visit, Hon. Soloku requested that Innoson Vehicles should establish a company in Sierra Leone.

He noted that Africa has come of age and should begin to take care of itself without depending on foreign aid.

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Furthermore, the General Manager of Sierra Leone Road Transport Corporation (SLRTC) who was also at the meeting, requested for a partnership which would enable SLRTC to render better services to the people of Sierra Leone.

Innoson Military Vehicles
Innoson Military Vehicles

Innoson Group has penetrated the car/vehicles market over the years. It is currently serving as one of the few wholly African car assemblers.

The Nigerian Government has also been one of the biggest patrons of the indigenous brand of vehicles.

A good number of armoured vehicles used by the Nigerian Army and operational trucks used by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) were reportedly purchased from the vehicle manufacturer.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of IVM Innoson Group, Chief Dr Innocent Chukwuma recently donated an IVM Medical Ambulance to the Anambra State Government.

This is to support the State Government effort in its bid to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
At the start of the pandemic, Innoson channelled its strength and manpower towards the massive production of medical ambulances.

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