- The Cross River Government has concluded plans with a relatively unknown Slovakian firm, Sirieco, to establish electric car assembling plant in the state.
- Apart from the electric car plant, the Slovakian firm will also establish a factory to manufacture energy bulbs in the state.
The Chief Executive Officer of Sirieco Company Limited, Mr Groidis Peter made the announcement s while he and his team were on an inspection tour of Ayade Industrial Park in Calabar.
Speaking to newsmen he said, “After a useful deliberation with the governor and tour of some of the projects here in this industrial park, I am glad to announce to you that we will love to build a strong working relationship with the Cross River State government which will culminate in the building of a hub that will be second to none in Africa.”
He added that, “We are starting with electric cars and we hope to set up the car assembling plant here in this park. We are also building a factory for the manufacturing of long-lasting street lamps.”
Gross River Governor Ben Ayade commented , “The Ayade Industrial park has 42 plots of land ready for any serious investor who is willing to create jobs for at least 50 Cross Riverians from its investment outlay. We are offering free land, tax exemption and providing the necessary utility support services including free Wi-Fi.”
The Governor added “We have also offered to build on order, their factory plant at no cost to them as an incentive to ensure that they settle in properly. Once we achieve this, young Cross Riverians will gradually start having the anticipated technology transfer.”
No details on what electric cars are going to be assembled by Sirieco. No company details on Sirieco Company Limited were provided.
Author: GBA News Desk