July 27, (THEWILL) – Stakeholders in the nation’s automotive industry, including the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) have thrown their weights behind the upcoming Nigeria Auto Journalists Association (NAJA) Training/Capacity Building programme.
The one-day event, scheduled for Thursday, July 29, 2021, will take place at the Golden Tulip Hotel, along the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Road, Lagos.
The theme of this year’s programme is, “Migration to Electric Vehicles and Gas-Powered Vehicles; Opportunities and Challenges for Nigeria”, and it will be declared open by Jelani Aliyu, Director-General of NADDC.
Also expected at the training and capacity building programme as Guest of Honour is Boboye Oyeyemi (MFR), Corps Marshal, Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC).
Stakeholders supporting this crucial event are: National Automotive Design and Development Council, Toyota Nigeria Limited, Coscharis Motors, Weststar, CFAO Motors, Autochek Africa, OMAA, Jet Systems, Kojo Motors (Yutong), and the Federal Roads Safety Corps, (FRSC).
According to the event organisers, the training programme is expected to educate Nigerians on what the global shift to electric and gas as an alternative to petrol is all about and the opportunities and challenges of such in the country.
After the declaration of the programme open and presentations by the NADDC DG, local auto assemblers of electric vehicles and gas-powered vehicles are expected to give technical presentations of their operations with a look at the opportunities and challenges of producing such vehicles in the country.
Presentations will be made from Stallion Motors, assemblers of the Hyundai Kona electric vehicle in Lagos, OMAA Global, assemblers of the OMAA gas-powered range of buses at Igbo-Ukwu in Anambra State, and Jet Systems Limited, assemblers of the JetMover range buses that run on electric.
It would be recalled that Ford Motors South Africa (FMCSA), in collaboration with Coscharis Motors, its local franchisee, were the lead sponsors of the first and second editions held in 2016 and 2017, while Nissan Motors South Africa (NMSA) followed.