According to Bawo Omagbese, the federal government ban is great because it will improve the nation’s economy, The Eagle Online reports.
The GM argued that the ban is good for the country because it puts an end to car smuggling, adding that stopping this would encourage the production of made in Nigeria cars.
He raised these points when the chairmen of two committees of the House of Representatives and their members visited his company in Kaduna.
During the visit, Omagbese also made a case for better laws for the automobile industry.
He said the local car industry needs more laws in order to contribute to the growth of the economy.
“Our growth drive includes promoting drive for increased local content, investing in people to improve productivity and running the most modern and well equipped training centre which focuses on technical, vocational and entrepreneurial training in Nigeria, ” he added.
The Chairman House Committee on Customs and Excise, Hon. Rufai Ahmed Chanchangi, responded by promising to encourage patronage of local products.
He also announced the House of Representatives’ plan for all their 360 members to use PAN products as official vehicle.