MONITORING AND EVALUATION TEAM VISITED INNOSON KIARA ACADEMY NNEWI

To ensure quality assurance, the monitoring and evaluation team from the Presidency visited Innoson Kiara Academy Nnewi on the 18th July, 2017, to assess the quality of trainings in Automobile manufacturing and maintenance offered by the Academy.

The team, assessed and evaluated the quality of trainings being offered to trainees of the Presidential Amnesty by the Academy. Seminars were presented by the team during the visit.

Consequently, the Presidential team were very satisfied with the ongoing training programmes in the Academy and commended the efforts of the management and staff of the Academy.

NEW INNOSON KIARA ACADEMY’S BUILDING OFFICIALLY DEDICATED IN NNEWI

A ribbon cutting/dedication ceremony was held on Monday 17th July, 2017 for the new Innoson Kiara Academy building at about 1:30pm in Nnewi Centre.

The event had in attendance: the CEO of the Academy, Mr Endi Ezengwa; the General Manager of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company Limited, Mr Nnamdi Onusogu; the Director of Industry Relations, Mr Alfred Nwosu; the Regional coordinator of the Academy, Mr Chris Anyikwa and the Parish Priest of St. Michael Catholic Church, Umudim, Nnewi, Rev. Fr. Law Nnoyiba. Also in attendance were staff of the academy and JAMUB Group project staff led by the project coordinator, Mr. Nsikan Ekaette; invited guests, friends and well-wishers.

Rev. Fr. Law who performed the dedication, in his prayer, appreciated God for the grace and enablement given to the initiators of the project to bring such a multi-million project into reality. He further blessed the buildings, praying to God to enhance learning ability of all trainees that will pass through the Academy (both present and future). Fr. Law, assisted by the Academy CEO and other invited guests, finally performed the ribbon cutting, declaring trainings in the new site open.

The CEO of the Academy in his speech, appreciated everyone present for gracing the occasion considering their tight schedules. He specially acknowledged the Chairman of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company Ltd, Chief Dr. Innocent Chukwuma for his efforts in making this great project a reality, adding that he is the reason why we are here.

Addressing the trainees, Mr Endi pointed out that this set of trainees has brought more progress to the Academy, urging the trainees to put more efforts in their learning. The CEO further advised the trainees to make proper use of the personal Laptop Computer given to them through the contribution of the Academy, IVM and JAMUB Group (the collaborative companies). According to him, this will enhance their learning and as well make their training more understandable. Furthermore, Mr Endi informed the trainees to prepare for the NABTEB standard examination at the end of nine months training, as part of the criteria to acquire a national certificate in their various skill areas in Automobile Manufacturing and Maintenance.

In his words: “I can decide to give you my Certificate after the training program, but I thought it is better for you to have a National Certificate which you can show your people or whoever wants to employ you. So I expect a hundred percent performance in your NABTEB examination”.

One of the trainees, Mr Atighi Major, on behalf of the trainees, thanked the CEO for his love towards them since the onset of their training programme. He further prayed to God to bless the CEO more abundantly and give him more inspirations.

Highlights of the new building include:

  • State – of – the – art classrooms and standard ICT lab that will serve as optimal learning environment and provide a platform for increased skill training practice opportunities.
  • A layout (standard workshop) designed to promote hands – on learning opportunities
  • An interior atrium that will welcome sunlight from the building’s skylights, creating ideal spaces for study and student interactions outside the classroom.
  • An administrative building for all staff of the Academy.

The new site expands opportunities for the trainees since it provides a standard workshop with better equipment for Auto-mobile manufacturing and maintenance training.

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Lai Mohammed made a Factory Tour at Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Plant Nnewi

The Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed has extolled the doggedness of Innoson motors in vehicle manufacturing and promotion of made in Nigeria products, despite the daunting challenges saying that the company has put Nigeria on the global map of vehicle manufacturing. The minister gave this commendation on Monday 5th June, 2017 during a factory tour of Innoson Motors manufacturing plant.

With the success and achievements made by the company so far, the minister said Innoson represents the new Nigeria that we are all clamouring for, a Nigeria that – in the words of President Muhammadu Buhari – produces what it consumes and consumes what it produces.

Having toured this factory today, ”The Minister added that the factory is a trail-blazer in the automotive industry which taps into the boundless energy and ingenuity of its people.” ”We are not visiting this factory merely for visiting sake, we are here so that we can also tell the world that there is a company that is already putting Nigeria on the global map of vehicle manufacturing, and that company is Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company Ltd. ”Furthermore, the Minister said he has no doubt that this company will live up to the billing. Its record, within just a decade, confirms this: over 10,000 vehicles manufactured, over 7,000 human resources, and markets covering over 25 African countries.”

The Minister appreciated the Chairman of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company Ltd, Chief Dr. Innocent Chukwuma, for inviting him to visit this sprawling factory.

“True to its name, Innoson is a manufacturing company, not an assembly plant. It is exactly what the brains behind the National Automotive Industry Development Plan have in mind when they rolled out that policy, which is to curtail dependence on imports and ensure the growth of the Nigerian automotive industry, using local resources. “Innoson is living up to what the policy aims to achieve: Creation of jobs, conservation of foreign exchange and acceleration of technical development,” he said.

Recall that the Federal government recently, through the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, in collaboration with the Ministry of Information and Culture, rolled out the National Media Launch of the Made-in-Nigeria Campaign. According to the minister, ”the campaign is to let Nigerians know that the Federal Government is not just paying lip service to this whole issue of Made-in-Nigeria products. Howevner, he added that there is no doubt in his mind that with this company, Innoson, will be one of the biggest beneficiaries of this campaign, which we also intend to launch in other parts of the country soo.”

Mohammed who described Innosson Motors as a pointer to the realization of diversification plan of government called on state governments and Local Government Councils to key into the Made-In-Nigeria campaign by patronising Innosson motos and other local manufacturers. He also affirmed that the Federal government’s commitment to diversifying the economy is unwavering and also urged other tiers of government to key into the new executive order of Ease of Doing Business Initiative recently signed by the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.

A key provision of this is that all ministries, departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall grant preferences to local manufacturers of goods and service providers in their procurement of goods and services. Specifically, he says Made-in-Nigeria products shall be given preferences in the procurement of items including furniture and fittings, pharmaceuticals, construction materials, ICT, uniforms and footwear, food and beverages as well as Innoson motor vehicles. Speaking on the advantages of Innoson motors over other brands, the minister said Innosson Motors have fuel efficiency advantage; warranty; no overheating; auto-financing guaranteed and environment-friendly.

“Just like this company pioneered the manufacture of Made-in-Nigeria motorcycle and helped to end the dominance of Tokunbo motorcycles, we have no doubt that it will also help us to drive tokunbo vehicles away from Nigeria. “I challenge you to educate yourselves about Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company, and to spread the good news to the world,” he added.

In his address, the Chairman of Innoson Group, Chief Innocent Chukwuma said the company had not been able to attain its full potentials due to low patronage, particularly the state and Local government Councils. According to him, the Anambra state government has procured only 11 vehicles; IMO 400; Ebonyi 300 in the last one year with lesser patronage by other sister states. With increased patronage, Chukwuma said, the company will not only take the manufacturing process from 60 per cent to 100 per cent by establishing engine manufacturing plant in Nigeria, which he said remains the only component he is currently importing from abroad.

He dismissed what he called the erroneous believe that the company only assembles vehicles, but explained that the factory manufacture all forms of vehicles from the scratch to finishing as is evidenced with the work going on in the factory.

“Just like this company pioneered the manufacture of Made-in-Nigeria motorcycle and helped to end the dominance of Tokunbo motorcycles, we have no doubt that it will also help us to drive tokunbo vehicles away from Nigeria. “I challenge you to educate yourselves about Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company, and to spread the good news to the world,” he added.

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With the success and achievements so far achieved by the company, the minister said Innson ‘represents the new Nigeria that we are all clamouring for, a Nigeria that – in the words of President Muhammadu Buhari – produces what it consumes and consumes what it produces.’

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the Innoson Motors manufacturing plant in Nnewi.

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With the success and achievements so far achieved by the company, the minister said Innson ‘represents the new Nigeria that we are all clamouring for, a Nigeria that – in the words of President Muhammadu Buhari – produces what it consumes and consumes what it produces.’

 

 

LATEST NEWS ON THE FOOTBAL MATCH PARTICIPATION BY TRAINEES OF INNOSON KIARA ACADEMY (IKA) NNEWI

 It may be recalled that two hundred Batch B Niger Delta Youths under the Presidential Amnesty Program are duly undergoing their training on Automobile Manufacturing at Innoson Kiara Academy Nnewi, Anambra State since March this year.

As part of their extra – curricular activities according to the Academy’s programs for the training, football matches have been organised between “Trainees of Innoson Kiara Academy (IKA) and Staff of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company Limited (IVM)”. The first leg of the match started at exactly 2:00PM on Sunday 2nd July, 2017 at Rojenney Stadium, located along Onitsha – Owerri Express way, Oba in Anambra State.

The IVM’s football team scored the first goal during the first – half of the match after 40 minutes from the starting time. “That was a great performance from the IVM team” says the coach Mr Nnamdi.

With their strong believe since the preparation for the match, the IKA’s team gathered momentum by making three good attempts in order to equalize, but all to no avail as their efforts were fruitless.

The second – half started immediately after the 15 minutes rest of the half – time. The IKA team were more organised as they were seen pressing more and more against the IVM’s team. At about 60 minutes play, Christian Asuper of IKA equalized the game by scoring a wonderful goal against the IVM. The team didn’t relax after their score, instead, they pressed further against the IVM in order to score more goals and win the match, but it didn’t work out with them.

The match finally ended when the referee blew the final whistle after 90 minutes play and the result of the match was 1 all draw between the two teams (i.e. IKA 1 – IVM 1).

All was not well with IKA team says the head of logistics Mr Sunny who advised the players as follows:

  1. The defenders should correct the lapses made during today’s match, and as well needs to work harder and get ready for the final leg of the match.
  2. With the next match in a week time, players need to keep focused.

Let’s hope that this is the starting of something good for the IKA’s team Mr sunny added.

 

RESULT OF THE FINAL MATCH

On Sunday July 9th and at exactly 2:00PM, the final leg of the football match kicked off at the same venue of the first match. The two teams (IKA and IVM) were very much ready to win the trophy.

The IKA team players played as never before and their efforts yielded a good result when one of their best striker Clement scored the first goal against the IVM’s players in 30 minutes time from the starting time and this gave the IKA team more strength to work harder. On the contrary, all was not well with the IVM team as all their efforts to equalize were not fruitful.

The referee blew the whistle for the first – half time after 45 minutes play.

The second half started after 15 minutes rest and the IKA players still performed marvellously well than the IVM players and consequently, this yielded another result as the second goal came from the IKA’s striker Adedotun Oyenusi 30 minutes from toppish time.

The final whistle was blown at exactly 90 minutes by the referee and the IKA team won the match with two goals to nothing against the IVM team. Adedotun Oyenusi of IKA was “Man of the Match”.

On a telephone conversation, the CEO of Innoson Kiara Academy (IKA) Mr Endi Ezengwa expressed his joy to the IKA players on their victory during the football match and congratulated them for their high performance, urging them to effect such hard work as well as performance displayed during the match on their training in the Academy in order to become professionals in their various departments of Automobile, as well as being useful to their various communities in particular and the society in general.

THE CEO TOUR THE DEPARTMENTS OF THE ACADEMY

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In his quest for quality training to the Batch B Niger Delta Youths under the presidential Amnesty Programme, the CEO of the Academy Mr Endi Ezengwa on the 19th of May visited the Nnewi training centre to ensure that the youths are recieving high quality training.

During his visit, the CEO made a factory tour meeting all the departments, its trainees as well as their lecturers. He interviewed the trainees of these departments to ascertain the level of the skills acquired so far. Furthermore, he listened to the challenges of the trainees in their various departments and promised to resolve them in no distant time.

Finally, Mr Endi addressed all the trainees in the centre, urging them to be more focused on the skill they acquire since this will help them become valuable to their community and the entire country at large.