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    Nigerian Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, formally opened on 8.5-million-naira (GBP5.4 million-sterling) Peugeot car assembly plant in Kaduna, about 400 miles north of Lagos on Friday (14 March).

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    Nigerian Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, formally opened on 8.5-million-naira (GBP5.4 million-sterling) Peugeot car assembly plant in Kaduna, about 400 miles north of Lagos on Friday (14 March).

    The plant was built by the Federal military Government, Peugeot Automobiles of France and Nigerian businessmen. It has a production capacity of 20,000 cars a year.

    General Gowon drove the first locally-assemble Peugeot 404 saloon car out of the factory after the opening ceremony.

    Earlier, the Head of State said the purpose of building the factory in Kaduna was part of his Government's policy to disperse industries in the country.

    This, he added would spread the benefit of acquiring skills and technological expertise to workers in their natural surroundings. He want on to say that the policy was designed to prevent young people from gravitating to urban centres.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA22N2W1BKRSAQTL1QLXBK2ERSP
    Media URN:
    VLVA22N2W1BKRSAQTL1QLXBK2ERSP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/03/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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