19 January 2021 By Mathew Ayoola
As part of measures to further promote the growth of the nation’s automobile industry, the National Automotive Design and Development Council, NADDC, has received a locally produced Tricycle popularly known as Keke NAPEP from one of its partners.
Receiving the Tricycle in Abuja, the Director General of NADDC, Mr Jelani Aliyu said the Council would continue to collaborate with other stakeholders towards repositioning Nigeria’s automobile sector.
He said NADDC was promoting local content initiative in the automobile sector to ensure job creation for the teeming youths in the country.
The Director General stated that NADDC had already concluded arrangements for establishment of Automotive Specialized Training Centres in the six geo-political zones of the country.
He added that the Centres would be located in Zamfara, Bauchi, Lokoja, Oshogbo, Benin and Abakaliki as parts of efforts to further develop the nation’s automotive industry.
Mr Jelani Aliyu therefore solicited the continuous support of stakeholders towards realizing the mandate of NADDC in line with the agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in the automobile industry.
In a remark, the Regional Business Head of the partnering Firm, Mr Kamlesh Pitalee reiterated the commitment of the Organization towards the growth of Nigeria’s automobile industry.
Mr Pitalee who described the automobile industry as vital to national economic development called for more public – private sector collaboration in the sector.
According to him, the sector when fully developed would ensure job creation for youths, reduce poverty and enhance rapid development of the country.