- Jelani Aliyu has warned against Nigeria's continued importation of automobile components
- Aliyu said considering Nigeria's economy and population local content development should be encouraged
- The NADDC director said the agency has engaged a number of international stakeholders to see how to entrust them and support them into coming to Nigeria to produce
The National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) has warned that Nigeria cannot afford to continue to import components of automobiles considering its economy and population.
Jelani Aliyu, the director general of NADDC on Wednesday, April 24, in Abuja said the auto council has been vigorously pursuing local content development to stem importation of auto components.
Daily Trust reports that Aliyu warned that Nigeria must engage in the development of products and services tit needs.
He said: "We cannot continue to depend on imported components or products. Nigeria, a nation of close to 200 million people, must industrialise, must engage in the development of products and services that we need."
Aliyu said the agency has engaged a number of international stakeholders to see how to entrust them and support them into coming to Nigeria to produce.
He also noted that the NADDC has instituted the Local Automotive Components/Parts Fund to encourage local production of parts of vehicles.
“Not too long ago, we were in South Africa. We met with a number of component manufacturers, who were very interested in being connected with Nigerian investors and Nigerian partners to begin to produce components in Nigeria,” Aliyu said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari has successfully ordered the purchase of 77 brand new pick-up trucks for the operatives of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).
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The vehicles, which were bought from Innoson Motors, were parts of the president's commitment to reinforce the corps' mechanism control measure towards bringing quick efficiency into the duty delivery of the road safety commission.
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