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Soludo Makes Case For Automotive Training Centre In Anambra

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Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, has commended the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) for its efforts at promoting local content and the automobile industry in Nigeria.

Governor Soludo made the commendation during a courtesy visit to Mr. Jelani Aliyu, Director-General/CEO of the Council, which is a subsidiary of the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Commerce, even as he made a special appeal for the establishment an automotive training centre in the state.

‘I am a promoter, advocate for Made-In-Nigeria contents and already championing this cause by making Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing my official car,’ Soludo said.

He mentioned that the drive and creativity he had seen in the past spoke of the great potential that existed in Nigeria. He advised on the continuous need to look inwards to see how the abundant potential in the country could be harnessed and improved upon.

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He assured of his support to the automotive industry policy document, which was being updated and would go live soon.

Governor Soludo also gave assurances of his unalloyed commitment to promoting the adoption of the policy to ensure the mainstreaming of Nigerians’ and public officers’ patronage of local industries and Made-In-Nigeria cars.

The Council made a presentation on progress recorded since its inception in 2013.  

‘The plan for Anambra industrial park is ready; some pre-work has started and the administrative office is 90 percent complete. Few weeks from now, a proposal will be sent for the implementation of the Anambra Industrial Park plan. Anambra has been pivotal in the drive towards the industrialisation of the automotive industry.

‘On its part, Anambra State government is required to construct connecting roads, provide solar lights, construct drainage systems, conduct geo-contour and geo-technical survey on the land,’ Mr Aliyu said.

Responding to Governor Soludo’s request, Aliyu urged the state government to make available one hectare of land for the training facility.

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