- Nigeria’s automotive industry is making progress towards exporting vehicles to other African countries
- This was announced by the General Director of National Automotive Design and Development Council, Jelani Aliyu
- Aliyu announced the unveiling at Intra-Africa Trade Fair, a multinational exhibition and conference in South Africa that aims to bring Africa’s 55+ countries together
Durban – The Director General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Jelani Aliyu, has announced that various automotive companies in Nigeria already produce / assemble first-class vehicles for export to African countries.
Mr. Aliyu made the reveal during a panel discussion moderated by CNN’s Eleni Giokos at the recently concluded Intra-Africa Trade Fair, IATF, in Durban, South Africa.
The NADDC -General director reaffirmed Nigeria’s commitment to electric vehicles and the general increase in local vehicle production both for the country itself and for export to other African countries.
According to him, this development would be too will lead to more jobs in the country.
Nigeria is moving into the production of electric and gas vehicles, says Jelani Aliyu
Recently, while the recently after the completion of the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, Mr. Aliyu had informed the world that Nigeria was making progress in the production of electric and gas vehicles.
According to the NADDC Director General, the recent assembly of electric vehicles by the Hyundai Kona EV and the assembly of AutoGas powered OMAA CNG minibuses by a division of KOJO Motors are all testament to the country’s efforts in this direction.
Mr. Aliyu also stressed that Nigeria cannot afford to be left behind in technological advancement by nations around the world.
Electric cars assembled in Nigeria are a fantastic innovation, says Osinbajo
Recall that after driving Kona, the Nigeria-assembled electric car in July, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN concluded that the drive was fantastic and the making of the innovative car one An example of this is what is possible in Nigeria.
Professor Osinbajo spoke after the presentation of the Made-in-Nigeria fair, at which, among other locally manufactured products, the first one Electric car assembled in Nigeria will be exhibited.
In addition to visiting the exhibition stands, Osinbajo drove the electric car together with the ministers for industry, trade and investment, Niyi Adebayo, and NADDC boss Aliyu.