By Lawrence Olaoye
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his government will will collaborate with and support Hyundai Engineering Company Limited to set up a car plant, and rehabilitation of petroleum refineries in the country.
According to a statement made available to newsmen yesterday by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, the Oresident gave the assurance while receiving the President/Chief Executive Officer of Hyundai Engineering, Mr Chang Hag Kim, at State House yesterday.
Buhari said Nigeria was committed to ensuring energy security in the country, “and the goal is to achieve self-sufficiency in the supply of petroleum products within the next three years.”
He welcomed proposal to set up Hyundai car plant in the country, pledging: “We will collaborate and support to make the investment a reality.”
Hag Kim said Hyundai Engineering Company, which hires about 15,000 engineers and technical staff globally, was willing to contribute to the development of the Nigerian economy.
“We have been building refineries worldwide. We have the biggest in South Korea, with 650, 000 barrels per day capacity. We are also in Venezuela, Iraq, and many other places. We would be glad to contribute our quota in Nigeria,” he said.