This was revealed by Army Spokesman,
Sani Usman, saying the partnership followed the satisfactory performance of three Innoson vehicles deployed in the North-Eastern region.
The deal was formalised on Tuesday as Innocent Chukwuma, CEO, Innoson Motors, led his team to the Army headquarters in Abuja to meet with Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff.
“The Nigerian army, being patriotic, and in a bid to encourage local entrepreneurs asked Innoson Motors to supply three vehicles early last year which were found to be durable,” Buratai said.
“They were deployed in combat and proved to be useful, comfortable and convenient in military operations.
“Based on that the Nigerian Army acquired over 70 more variants of the Innoson vehicles which were deployed in the north-east for Operation LAFIYA DOLE.
“The Nigerian Army desires to deepen its cooperation by partnering with Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company Limited to conceptualize, design, modify and produce military hardware.”
Responding, Chukwuma expressed happiness that the army had endorsed his vehicles and commended Buratai for his great sense of patriotism.
He promised to assist the army in its quest for better vehicles for its troops and resuscitation of its special vehicle plant and workshops.