A Delegation of The African Association Of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) at a Top Level Meeting With Nigerian Government Officials In Abuja
A delegation from the African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) today in Abuja begins a two-day engagement meeting with top Nigerian Government officials on how best to fine-tune the Nigerian Automotive Industry Development Plan (NAIDP) in order to attract the much expected Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) by global Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) at the next phase of implementation of the policy.
Director General of National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Engr. Aminu Jalal leading the Nigerian officials representing different agencies while Alec Erwin Chairman of UBU Holdings is supporting the visit.
Agencies of Federal Government being represented at the meeting include Office of the Vice President, Office of the Senate President, Federal Ministry of Finance, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) and NADDC.
Most of the vehicle assembly plants in Nigeria entered the auto industry through the instrument of NAIDP that allowed them to commence with Semi Knocked Down (SKD) assembly operations but with a firm commitment to migrate to Completely Knocked Down (CKD) operations within a specified time-frame in the NAIDP implementation timeline.
AAAM assured the Nigerian Government that they ready to support and make necessary technical inputs towards the sustainable development of the automotive industry in Nigeria.
Towards this end, AAAM has come forward with a number of observations, proposals, suggestions and recommendations that constitute the subject matter of this two-day brainstorming session.
Below are some pictorials of the meeting.