Buratai Hails Innoson for Producing IVM G12 Military Vehicle

Chief of Army Staff, Gen. T. Y. BurataiChief of Army Staff, Gen. T. Y. Buratai
  • Buratai Hails Innoson for Producing IVM G12 Military Vehicle

Nigeria’s foremost indigenous auto plant, Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Limited, has broken new grounds in fulfilment of its vision to keep producing vehicles that satisfy the various needs of the country’s diverse market without compromising quality and affordability.

This time, the Nnewi-based auto maker has designed and built IVM G12 series, a special purpose range of off-road light trucks for the use of the military and related oragnisations, which was last week officially handed over to the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri, Bornu State, to enhance the operations against insurgency.

Presenting IVM G12 series to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen T.Y. Buratai, at the tactical headquarters of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maimalari Barracks in the Borno state capital, the Chairman of Innoson Group, Dr Innocent Chukwuma, assured that the vehicle would be at home on the challenging terrains the army is used to in its operations.

Chief Chukwuma introduced Innoson IVM G12 series as a highly mobile and tactical pick-up van with double reinforced shock absorbers that can show strength and ability to cope with military functions, especially in the north-eastern part of the country.

Receiving the truck, Gen. Buratai praised Innoson’s vision of manufacturing vehicles that serve the specific needs of the military and assured him of the organisation’s partnership with the plant in producing special purpose vehicles for its special operations.

Ahead of the presentation, Innoson had dispatched some units of the vehicle to the Army Chief to be test-driven on different rough terrains of the north-east axis where the armed forces are successfully mopping up insurgency.

At the presentation, the military drivers who manned the vehicles during the test-drive, attested to their rugged nature, confirming their suitability for their {military} operations across the difficult terrain and dangerous environment they operate in.

Innoson’s collaboration with the armed forced started months ago when it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nigerian Air Force for the maintenance of the Nigerian Air Force Air Assets and other associated Aerospace Ground Equipment (AGE) to enables the Air Force to continuously carry out its constitutional obligations to the nation.

Innoson Group is also collaborating with the armed forces in the manufacture and supply of armoured {and bullet-proof} vehicles.

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1 Comment on "Buratai Hails Innoson for Producing IVM G12 Military Vehicle"

  1. Time to look inward by the Nigerian armed forces in the procurement made in Nigeria goods and services.Both Profoce and TVM has proven her worth that the nothing special importing Vehicle and others from overseas.In fact the country would start to saving billion of money and creates thousand of good job for Nigerians. The two company needs African military patronage even though some of neighboring African countries would remain very skeptical in the purchase of these equipment and the only message for them only time would tell. Country like Ghana turning its back on Nigeria space program technology assistance a just next neighbor but instead looking far for help as an example how African country can be funny.Lastly, these company making Nigeria and Africac proud keep doing what you are doing in the best possible way the success is very certain.

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