UNN unveils first five-seater electric car
It was excitement galore at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) yesterday as the institution’s Engineering Faculty successfully unveiled its first five-seater electric car.
NADDC to establish automobile mechanic village in Katsina
Plans are underway by the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) to establish automobile mechanic village in Katsina State.
At Lagos Motor Fair, stakeholders chart path to automobile industry growth
Stakeholders in the automotive sector of the country have decried the attitude of government towards implementing the National Automotive Industry Development Plan (NAIDP) fully. Besides, they argued that Federal Government’s inaction towards the automotive policy is slowing down the desired potentials the sector possess in developing the nation. Hence, they called for a holistic review…
Automotive council laments $8b yearly import of used vehicles
The National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) has vowed to put a stop to yearly importation of more than 400,000 used vehicles...
Jelani Aliyu: The Design Revolutionary
51-year-old Jelani Aliyu is one of the few Nigerians whose mark in the automobile industry cannot be bluffed. Born in Kaduna, he attended Federal Government College, Sokoto where he emerged as the best student in Technical Drawing. Filled with passion, he proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University to study Architecture but soon dropped out. He, then,…
NADDC remains focused on auto policy implementation
Director General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Jelani Aliyu, has identified some important components of the new National Automotive Industry Development Plan (NAIDP) that the Council is working on to improve the goals of the policy.
No to total ban on tokunbo vehicles,says government
The Federal Government will not totally ban the importation of fairly used vehicles (tokunbo) until a robust finance scheme is launched to enable Nigerians to buy brand new ones...
Positioning Nigeria as a vehicles manufacturing country
The emergence of General Motors’ Senior Creative Designer, Jelani Aliyu, as the new Director General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), may in many ways be encouraging, as the country battles to boost local assemblage of vehicles and become a vehicle manufacturing country.