President Muhammadu Buhari has re-appointed Mr Jelani Aliyu as the Director-General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC).
President Muhammadu Buhari had in April, 2017 appointed Mr. Aliyu (who was with General Motors as automotive designer) as the NADDC’s Director-General.
Mr Aliyu is reputed to be the designer of the car that defined General Motors’ level of achievement after 100 years of existence, and also demonstrated the company’s future direction, the Chevrolet Volt Electric Car.
His appointment had ignited stakeholders’ confidence in Nigeria’s automotive industry.
Four years down the line, Mr Aliyu has implemented new development policies for Nigeria’s automobile industry with big players such as Dangote-Sino Trucks, Innoson, Hyundai Nigeria, Honda and others successfully assembling/ producing vehicles in the country.
Mr Aliyu has implemented strategic automotive policies that catapulted Nigeria into the global scene, especially with the recent highly successful unveiling of the first Nigerian assembled electric vehicle and solar-powered charging infrastructure.
The National Automotive Design and Development Council’s vision and mission are sub-sects of the Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment vision, which is to transform Nigeria into a modern industrialized nation.