Ondo govt begins Truck Assembly for industrial gains – official

Dongfeng Trucks, a partner at the Ondo-Linyi Industrial Hub in Ore, has started assembly of trucks at the industry.

This, according to the Manager of the industrial hub, Chief Alex Ajipe, is in fulfillment of the determination and promise of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to make Ondo state the industrial hub of the country.

Ajipe made this known in a statement made available to journalists in Akure on Monday.

The Ondo-Linyi Industrial hub, located in Ore, Odigbo Local Government area of the state, was inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari in February, this year during the third anniversary of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s administration.

The firm, Dongfeng Trucks, was established in 1969, is one of the China’s leading truck brands, with the product range covering heavy and medium duty trucks.

Expressing delight over the historic breakthrough at the firm in Ore, Ajipe said that the plant would begin full assembly of trucks whenever the COVID-19 pandemic subsided.

According to him, this is the first time in the history of the state that a truck assembly plant will be operating in the state.

Ajipe, who is also the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Klick Konnect Network International Limited, described the development as another remarkable milestone by the Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu-led administration in the state.

“The hub has recorded landmark establishments, such as one of the highest capacity producers of high quality food-grade ethanol in Nigeria.

“It has the first MDF factory in West Africa; a high-capacity textile mill and a paper mill, among others, all of which have employed the state indigenes in their thousands,” he said.

The manager said that orders and enquiries for the trucks could be made through: 08035070763.

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