Nigeria produces its first Ford vehicle

The Ford assembly plant near Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, has produced its first vehicle, the company says.

It’s tweeted a picture of the Ford Ranger:

FordNigeria unveils first car

It’s the first time the vehicle has been assembled outside of South Africa, and Ford is keen to get access to the Nigerian market, the company’s CEO in sub-Saharan Africa Jeff Nemeth said.

The Nigerian plant will start off by producing 10 vehicles a day.

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