The National Automotive Council (NAC) and the Centre for Automotive Design and Development (CADD) have been merged to form the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC).This change was effected by the Federal Government enactment of ACT No. 6 of 30/05/2014. The core mandate of NADDC is the development and implementation of a national automotve policy.
Thus, in October 2013, the Federal Government approved the implementation of the NATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT PLAN (NAIDP). The focal point of the plan is economic development through employment creation, GDP contribution, economic linkages, development of the small, medium and micro-enterprises (SME) in the sector, skills development as well as innovation and technology transfer.
In order to ensure competitiveness and increased productivity, the NAIDP has several key elements. They include provision and development of industrial infrastructure, skills development, development and adoption of Standards, investment promotion and market development.