23 Jan 2024 – NAACAM (National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers) and other key auto stakeholders AAAM – African Association of Automotive Manufacturers, naamsa | The Automotive Business Council and the dtic (Department of Trade, Industry and Competition), hosted Joseph Osanipin, the new Director General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) of Nigeria, together with a NADDC delegation to visit various stakeholders from OEMs, to familiarise themselves and gain an understanding of South Africa’s Auto Industry this week. The NADDC is responsible for auto policy development and implementation in Nigeria.
The Nigerian Automotive Industry Development Plan (NAIDP) was approved by the Federal Executive Council in May 2023 however it still needs to be presented as a Bill to the National Assembly for final approval. This visit is an ideal opportunity to share the attributes and benefits of a successful and integrated auto industry which should help and show why it is important for Nigeria to pass the NAIDP Bill into law, so that Africa’s most populous country can develop a successful local auto industry.
The delegation consisting of Oluwemimo Joseph Osanipin – Director General, M. Sani Musa – Director, Policy Planning & Statistics, Fidelis Achiv – Director Research, Design & Development will be hosted by Dave Coffey and Victoria Backhaus from AAAM.
The visit kicked off on Monday by meetings with the AITF (Automotive Industry Transformation Fund), NAACAM and a visit to the Ford AIDC Incubator. A full programme has been planned for the week in Gauteng and Nelson Mandela Bay.