The House of Representatives has urged the Federal Government to make it compulsory for Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs to procure only cars manufactured or assembled in Nigeria.
This was sequel to a unanimous adoption of a motion by Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama at plenary.
In the motion, Ogbeide-Ihama said that the automobile market was a multi-billion naira venture in Nigeria, given its large population and huge reliance on road transport.
He said that government at all levels, being the highest spender in Nigeria, was a major buyer of automobiles in the country.
According to him, over 95 per cent of the automobiles procured by MDAs are neither manufactured nor assembled in the country.
After the contributions, Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara, mandated the Committee on Industry to ensure compliance and also investigate why the once-booming automobile industry in the country collapsed.