The executive vice chairman of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) Mohammed Haruna, revealed that the automobile company will be producing the motorcycles for the agency.
Haruna, who spoke at the agency’s headquarters in Idu Industrial Layout, Abuja, said the move was for uniformity.
The NASENI, in June 2013, launched its first ever wholly made-in-Nigeria motor cycle, the NASENI M1. The 80C engine motorcycle was conceived, designed and manufactured, using local materials by Nigerian engineers at the National Engineering Design Development Institute (NEDDI), one of the nine research and development (R&D) institutes supervised by the agency.
He said, “We produced three prototypes and perfected its production, however, for uniformity and commercial production, Innosson Nigeria Limited is now trying to set up an assembly that will do mass production of that and when that is achieved, the NASENI would have achieved its mandate, target and aim under that project. Our aim is not to flood the market with the products but to have someone else with capacity to mass produce our models and pay royalty to the agency.”
The NASENI boss said that its aim was to produce the prototype and allow industries with capacity to take over from the agency and mass produce the product.