PAN Nigeria Limited has begun the production of Higer buses in its Kaduna plant. This follows the recent partnership between PAN and Higer Bus Company Limited of China.
A statement from Head, Corporate Communications of PAN, Oladeji Victor Bamidele, said the models to be produced in Nigeria are H5C 16-seats, H6C 19-seats and ambulance.
He said the Higer Bus comes with features such as charging ports for all passengers/occupants, park-assist, rear camera, DVD/15’ LCD Display for passengers as well as spacious leg and head room.
In addition, the ambulance, he said, is fitted with state-of-the-art medical equipment such as suction catheters, stretcher belts and anatomical mattress, silicone resuscitators with mask, pulse oximeter, digital thermometer, two kilogramme fire extinguisher, automatic loading stretcher, scoop stretcher, AC/DC electronic suction machine, oxygen regulator, among others.
The Managing Director of the Company, Mr. Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed, was quoted by the statement as saying, “PAN Nigeria has a long rich history in the production of quality vehicles in Nigeria, which have proved to be durable and high performing.
“Some of the station wagon ambulances that we produced as far back as the 1980s are still being operated by some hospitals in urban and rural communities throughout the country. The Higer Ambulance and transport buses will follow this proud tradition of durability and quality.”