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Nigerian Auto Industry Stakeholders back Auto Journalists’ Capacity Building Workshop

Stallion Motors, OMAA Global, Jet Systems to give technical presentations

Nigerian automobile and allied industry stakeholders have thrown their weights behind this year’s edition of the Nigeria Auto Journalists Association’s (NAJA) Training/Capacity Building programme slated for Thursday, July 29, 2021.

The event, which will hold inside the training hall of Golden Tulip Hotel, along the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Road, Lagos, is being supported by the National Automotive Design & 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).

Themed:  “Migration to Electric Vehicles and Gas-powered Vehicles; Opportunities & Challenges for Nigeria”, the event will be declared open by the Director-General of the NADDC, Jelani Aliyu (MFR), who has been on the driver’s seat of Nigeria’s new thinking towards the use of electric and gas to move vehicles and other automobiles as a cheap alternative to fossil fuel.

Also expected at the training and capacity building programme as guest of honour is the Corps Marshal of the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi (MFR).

According to the event organizers, the one-day 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.

The training will not only feature a presentation by the NADDC DG, local auto assemblers of electric vehicles and gas-powered vehicles are also 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

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