FG, Innoson in partnership talks for ventilator production

FG, Innoson in partnership talks for ventilator production

Amid the global scare posed by the coronavirus pandemic, the federal government has confirmed it is in talks for a partnerships with Innoson Motors an

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Amid the global scare posed by the coronavirus pandemic, the federal government has confirmed it is in talks for a partnerships with Innoson Motors and two other automotive firms that had expressed desire to manufacture the much needed ventilator which is key in fighting the virus.

Niyi Adebayo, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, who confirmed this development said Innoson had specifically sent in a proposal seeking government’s support to manufacture the ventilator, while expressing federal government’s willingness to effect the partnership.

Adebayo also noted that the federal government in partnership with the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) are ramping up local production of food and pharmaceuticals needed to curtail further spread of the Coronavirus pandemic which he said the manufacturers were efficiently closing the gap.

The minister also informed that a secretariat known as ‘Emergency Operation Centre’ has been opened at the federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment to sort out concerns of any manufacturer who encounters challenges in the event of conveying his food or pharmaceutical products from one point in the country to another.