The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo has enjoined all Nigerians to Patronize Nigeria-made vehicles
Patronize Nigeria-made vehicles –Adebayo
From Atiku Sarki, Abuja
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo has enjoined all Nigerians to both public and private to patronise Made-in-Nigeria vehicles in order to create jobs and bring more investment to our citizens.
The Minister stated this while unveiling locally assembled vehicles in Nigeria organised by the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) in collaboration with other stakeholders held at the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
He noted that with the launching of the Nigeria Automotive Industrial Development Plan in 2013, Nigeria has moved forward in the area of Automotive Vehicles from zero to production level and has recorded thousands of newly-assembled vehicles in the country.
According to him, about 62 companies have up to date, been registered to assemble vehicles at both SKD and CKD level with the total capacity of 423, 790 units while 31 automotive companies are currently listed under Bureau of Public Procurement for patronage by government ministries, departments and agencies.
The Minister while commending the effort and commitment of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) under the present leadership of the Director General of the Council, Jelani Aliyu who has been working to bring potentials or the benefit to all Nigerians in the automotive sector, also commended and thanked the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari towards diversification and development of the non-oil sector of the economy.
Earlier in his remark, the Director-General of National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Jelani Aliyu had explained that his Council was committed to ensuring that the automotive industry was being promoted not only in Nigeria but in other parts of Africa.
Fifty thousand Nigerians have benefited from the sector and N400billion has so far been invested by the sector, he added.