four-wheeled drive, Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV) from its Nigeria
factory in April this year, according to the Chief Executive Officer
of the company, Carlos Ghosn.
Chosn, who disclosed this to President Goodluck Jonathan on the
sideline of ongoing World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, said
the vehicles would be rolled out of the old Volkswagen Assembly plant
The Nissan president, who projects that it is possible to produce two
to three million cars in Nigeria annually, said that his company's
operation in the country will lead to creation of thousands of direct
and indirect jobs in the country.
He also told President Jonathan that Nissan intended to increase its
investment in Nigeria and establish its own production plant in the
'We are interested in producing popular cars , totally adapted to the
needs of Nigerians,' Ghosn told the President, adding that the company
also planned to bring its global suppliers to make vehicle components
in the country.
Jonathan assured the Ghosn that his administration would provide good
He also said the administration will diligently implement the
country's new national automotive policy, which it hopes will result
in rapid development of Nigeria's automobile industry.