BY MIKE OCHONMA
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has commissioned the ultra-modern GAC Motor showroom on Victoria Island, Lagos.
The governor, who was visibly impressed with the drive of the company in Nigeria, stated that “Diana Chen (chairman of CIG Motors, franchise holder of GAC in Nigeria), is doing a great job”.
Sanwo-Olu expressed delight in the fact that GAC and Lagos State government have entered into a partnership to build an auto assembly plant which he expects to be commissioned this year in Ogba area of the state.
He also unveiled the newly improved award-winning GS4 Crossover SUV, which is a very popular model on Nigerian roads.
Jubril Arogundade, general manager, CIG Motors, explained that the GS4, which is in its second generation, comes with ample leg room, three driving modes, amazing comfort and fuel economy as well as seamless navigation system.
Earlier, the governor was conducted on a tour of the newly re-built GAC workshop which is located right behind the ultra-modern showroom and equipped with different sections such as express maintenance, general repair, four wheel alignment, spray booth, metal repair, polishing and body mechanical.
Diana Chen, chairman of CIG Motors, said the company was so proud to open its showroom and workshop, “and we plan to open five of such facilities across the country”.
She explained that with the opening of the G-Style showroom, the company is offering the G-Elite, G-Star and G-Family packages to different segments of the society which come with numerous benefits.
The company had earlier signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Wema Bank as the bank undertakes to finance another batch of 1,000 GAC units.
The event was graced by top government functionaries, diplomatic corps and captains of industry.