The National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) last week in Lagos held a stakeholders Consultative meeting.
The meeting was attended by industry stakeholders from different parts of the country.
One week after the meeting, NADDC has released the communique from the meeting.
- The government should focus on stimulating the growth of local manufacturing clusters to support the automotive sector.
- Skills development should be a primary focus to secure early technological adoption.
- Creat a closed cycle system where made-Nigeria vehicles populate the used car market.
- Ensure the adoption of the policy for immediate implementation by the relevant government agencies.
- NADDC should make available a regularly updated industry profile for prospective investors.
- Ensure the passage of the NADDC bill as a legal backing for the NAIDP.
- Special emphasis was made on smooth port operations as demurrage leads to increased product cost to the consumer ( ports control and ease of clearance).
- Emphasis was raised on the development of local components.
- Design strategies to support the industry access Forex.
- NADDC should seek out grants and funds to develop critical in infrastructure such as the test centers and the Automotive parks.
- Assemblers should Guarantee customers a certain level of after-sales services to secure patronage.
- Assemblers should adhere to strict quality standards to increase consumer confidence.
- Recognition for motor bicycles within the policy.
- NAMA should coordinate it’s members to ensure complete with industry and government guidelines.
- Stakeholders should understand the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement and the opportunities available for the automotive sector.