[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he National Automotive Design and Development Council, NADDC, will soon be organizing a nationwide Automotive Design Competition to engage and promote the incredible creative and innovative talents of our youth.
The Director General of the Council, Jelani Aliyu, MFR, who made the disclosure in a media statement on Sunday, stressed that the essence of the competition is to achieve conceptualization of highly advanced, innovative and cost-effective strategically positioned market driven automobile concept that would be produced in Nigeria.
“Not to design sports and luxury cars,” Jelani explained, “but to conceptualize highly advanced, innovative and cost-effective strategically positioned market driven concepts that would be produced in Nigeria. NADDC will support the development of winning concepts and integrate local content, feeding directly into the Nigerian automotive ecosystem, especially our proposed Automotive Industrial Clusters for Nnewi, Kaduna and Oshogbo.
According to him, Automotive Design goes beyond beautiful shapes.
“It is about the strategic conceptualization,” he pointed out, “and development of applicable transportation solutions that will enable survival and economic growth. NADDC is working with industry professionals and stakeholders, and will soon be launching the Automotive Design Competition.”
Already, a Local Organizing Committee has been inaugurated to chart the pathway towards this proposed competition.