By Charles Nwankwo
The Executive Governor of Ebonyi State Engr. David Nweze Umahi has commissioned Electric tricycle shuttle to operate within the international market.
Speaking while commissioning the tricycle shuttle, the Governor represented by the Hon. Commissioner for Business Development, Dr. Steven Odo said that the shuttle which has five tricycles as initial fleet meant to serve people within Saint Margaret Umahi International market.
The Commissioner who commended Governor Umahi for introducing E-Tricycle Shuttle that is capable of operation without petroleum.
Dr. Odo charged the E-Tricycle riders to handle them with care to avoid damages, stating that the shuttle was necessary as Ebonyi State Government would not allow certain categories of vehicles to ply inside the International market.
Also speaking at the event, the Hon. Commissioner for Education, Dr. Onyebuchi Chima called Ebonyians to be creative in order to enhance the state economy, disclosing that Ebonyi Vocational College has requirements to assemble Tricycle and other technological advancement.
Dr. Chima urged youths to take over the globe to enroll into the college to acquire technical skills such as; how to produce the body, the tire, or any part of the electric motor rather than seeing it as China product that cannot be produced in Ebonyi State.
In their remarks, the Special Assistant to the Governor on Vocational Education, Miss. Adaeze Nwaji, Executive Assistant to the Governor on Marketing, Chief Peter Oba and the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Human Capital Development and Monitoring, Mrs. Ann Aligwe eulogized Governor David Umahi for his good initiative to introduce non petroleum tricycle in the state.
Miss. Nwaji stated that that now that International and interstate travel were restricted by Coronavirus Pandemic, Vocational College would assist Ebonyi state to assemble tricycle for state internal needs.
Miss. Nwaji further said that the dream of His Excellency, the Governor of Ebonyi State is really creating another Silicon Valley in Ebonyi State, urging Ebonyians not to let the dream die, for that Ebonyi is on the rise.
The introduction of electric tricycle Shuttle to the International Market, entrance of other vehicles into the market would be restricted.