Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday drove a Nigerian-made electric car, causing a backlash from Nigerians on social media.
Management, ‘Kona’ called Osinbajo’un shared a video of driving a locally assembled electric car.
He drove his car during an Nigerian-made exhibition at Eagle Square in Abuja.
The headline of the Facebook post reads, “Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who manages Nigerian Kona, has recently developed an electric car in Abuja’s Kartal Square.
“VP and DG (General Director) of the Nigerian Automobile Development Council are Jelani Aliyu and Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment Otunba Adebayo.”
Nigerians went to the comments section to share their views on development.
While some users praised the government for the innovation, others blamed the development.
Momoh commented to Iya, “Perfect. Let the Federal Government stabilize electricity in Nigeria faster. ”
Another user, Mallam Ibrahim, said, “What a great innovation! I propose to have mass production of such vehicles. ”
Israel Ahmed “Wow. This is absolutely amazing. We expect more innovation. ”
Expressing concern, Paul Uchenna said, “I think I need to be corrected. Is it a good idea to stop using gasoline vehicles when our main source of income is crude oil? I know that we really do not have an alternative source of income. ”
Godwin Chibuikem said, “We don’t buy. Take him back to where he came from. We don’t have electricity to charge. ”
Agreed Aondover Solomon, “Stabilize electricity before producing electric cars.”
“You may need a generator and fuel in your luggage to buy an electric car in this country,” Stan Mega said.