“Peugeot is Set to Reclaim its leadership position in the Nigerian Automotive Sector”- Ibrahim Boyi, MD, PAN Nigeria Limited

Peugeot Automobile Nigeria Limited (now PAN Nigeria Limited) used to be a leading Nigerian automobile manufacturer, making cars from Completely Knocked Down (CKD) parts with a high density of local content. But government’s anti-developmental policies over the years caused a major setback to industrialization in the country, a situation in which the nation’s auto industry still struggles to recover from. ...

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“We Have a Premium Brand That is Not So Much Affected by Recession”- Weststar Boss, Mirko Plath

Weststar Associates Limited, Authorized General Distributor of Mercedes Benz, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram in Nigeria, recently, launched four new Mercedes-Benz models into the Nigeria market. After the launch, Motoring World’s Lagos Bureau Chief, Rotimi Asher, accompanied by Rasheed Bisiriyu of The Punch, Mike Ochonma of BusinessDay and Daphne Udeneje of the Nigerian Pilot Newspaper, cornered the company’s Managing Director, Mr. Mirko ...

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“My Impression about President Buhari” – AAAM Vice President, Mike Whitefield

Managing Director Nissan South Africa, Mike Whitefield was one of the delegates of African Association of Automobile Manufacturers (AAAM) who recently met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Villa in Abuja. In this interview with selected journalists during the South Africa Festival of Motoring concluded on Sunday, Whitfield opened up on what he thinks of the President of the Federal ...

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WHY I JOINED FRSC -Nseobong Akpabio, Asst. Corps Marshal, Zonal Commanding Officer, RS2

He was cheerful, serious minded and confident, when he spoke with Motoring World, bearing his mind as a complete gentleman full of the charisma that makes a Corps Marshal of an organisation like the Road safety. Amiable, Mr. Nseobong Akpabio is an Assistant Corps Marshal and Zonal Commanding Officer at Zone RS2 of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Lagos ...

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Viable Vehicle Manufacturing Industry Can Create Huge Multiplier Effects for the Nigerian Economy and Society, says NAMA Chairman, Mr. Tokunbo Aromolaran

In his appraisal of President Muhammadu Buhari – led government in the last one year, MR. TOKUNBO AROMOLARAN, Chairman, Nigeria Automotive Manufacturers Association (NAMA), umbrella body of the Original Equipment Manufacturers said government input in the automotive industry may have been unnoticeably calm, but stakeholders are optimistic the Federal Government would not renege on its pledge to implement the needed ...

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“We Don’t Have To Run On Government Infrastructure,” Says Adrian Fourie, GM, Perfection Motors, Operators of Lagos-Based FAW Truck Assembly Plant

Late last year, Motoring World International’s editorial team, led by Lagos Bureau Chief, ROTIMI ASHER, paid a courtesy visit to FAW Assembly plant in Lagos and had an exclusive chat with the company’s General Manager, Mr. Adrian Fourie. He hinted on an  issue that throws a challenge at other Nigerian auto makers. Excerpts Motoring World: What informed your decision to ...

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“We help people to build Cars of their dream”-Shiju Sasi, MD, Barbedos Cars Limited.

Shiju Sasi is young, intelligent, passionate, active and full of life.  A professional dancer,  Sasi teaches Tango dance in the city of Abuja. He is the Managing Director of Barbedos Cars Limited, one of Weststar’s Authorized Dealers for Mercedes-Benz in Nigeria. After the launch of Mercedes-Benz S-Class Maybach in Abuja Wednesday evening, Susi spoke exclusively with ROTIMI ASHER, Motoring World ...

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Full Auto Manufacturing, not yet Feasible in Nigeria, Says Robert Ugbaja, Chairman, Boulos Enterprises Limited

After completing a course at Yaba Technical College and training as an Engineer in Japan, Mr. Robert Ndubueze Ugbaja was recruited by Suzuki Motor Corporation to work with its Nigerian partner, Boulos Enterprises limited as a young engineer. That was 45 years ago. He was at a time in charge of the company’s production and manufacturing and later retired as ...

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“Why we Are Investing in Nigerian Auto Sector”- Jeff Nemeth, Ford Motor Company’s CEO for sub-Saharan Africa

After unveiling first Ranger to roll out of Ford’s Assembly plant in Nigeria, Jeffery Nemeth, CEO for sub-Saharan Africa, Ford Motor Company, last week, spoke exclusively to Editor-in-chief of Motoring World International(MOWI), FEMI OWOEYE, about how and why Ford decided to invest in automobile manufacturing in Nigeria. He speaks about his private life, family life and indeed offers some words ...

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