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The Director General, National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Mr Joseph Osanipin has challenged the key players in the Nigerian Automotive Industry to think more on automotive components development and integration in assembly operations. He disclosed this as a Special Guest of honour at the 2023 Nigeria Auto Journalist Association (NAJA) Awards held on Thursday 14th December, at the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.


“Today we are here to celebrate, however we need to challenge ourselves about the future of the Nigeria automotive industry. We need to take the necessary steps to make these changes. It starts with us, we are the ones to determine where the automotive sector will be heading to in Nigeria.”

Osanipin seized the opportunity to applaud NAJA for standing firm in promoting the local auto industry. He however challenged the awardees to consider component manufacturers in future NAJA awards projects.


Over 29 persons and companies who have distinguished themselves in the industry were specially recognised and honoured in different award categories.

Some of the recipients include Innoson Vehicles Manufacturing ltd, Nord motors, Honda, Jet Systems, Toyota Nigeria, Coscharis Motors Limited, Mercedes, Suzuki Nigeria etc.







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