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NAIDP-2023: FG Inaugurates Implementation Committee to Deliver Plan

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Following the approval of the New Nigerian Automotive Industry Development Plan(NAIDP-2003), the Federal Government has officially inaugurated an Implementation Committee to supervise the proper administration of the plan.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony held at the Bank of Industry Building, Abuja, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Doris Uzoka-Anite urged each member of the Committee to embrace the responsibility with a spirit of commitment and collaboration, stressing the importance of working together and leveraging on the strengths of each other.

“I am deeply honoured to lead this distinguished group. Together, we have the power to make a real difference. Let us embark on this journey with unwavering determination, and together we will turn the NAIDP vision into a thriving reality”

She said “This moment marks a significant milestone in our collective journey towards fostering growth, innovation and sustainability within Nigeria’s automotive industry”

In his remarks the Director General, NADDC Mr. Joseph Osanipin expressed his profound gratitude for the initiative stating that the New Auto Policy (NAIDP-2023) was signed in the year 2023 with the soul aim of curtailing Nigeria’s almost total dependence on imports of automobiles and to meet a significant proportion of its demand through domestic production of vehicles and components.

“The importance of inaugurating the committee is to see to proper implementation of the NAIDP-2023 and to ensure that there is inter-governmental handshake in achieving the seven pillars of the policy,” he said.

The NAIDP 2023 Implementation Committee has the Minister of FMITI as the Chairperson, while other members includes the Ministers of Finance, Transport and Environment.

Others are the Director General NADDC, the Comptroller General Nigeria Customs Service, the Executive Secretary, Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission, and the Director General, Standards Organisation of Nigeria.

Members from the Private Sector are representatives of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Nigeria Automotive Manufacturers Association and the Automotive Local Components Manufacturers Association.

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