Globe Motors Join Other Major Stakeholders For Auto Industry Summit In Lagos

Globe Motors has joined other major stakeholders in the country’s automobile industry to support the forthcoming Nigeria Auto Industry Summit (NAISU) scheduled to be held in Lagos.

The one-day event organised by the Nigeria Auto Journalists Association (NAJA) in partnership with the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), would hold on June 27, 2024.

The summit aims to proffer solutions to the challenges being faced by stakeholders.

Already, Kia Nigeria, Carloha Nigeria, Coscharis Motors, Globe Motors, Ineh-Mic Motors, Suzuki By CFAO, RT Briscoe, Toyota Nigeria Limited (TNL), Weststar Associates Limited and Honda Automobile Western Africa Limited (HAWA) all indicated willingness to be a part of the summit.

A statement by Mr. Femi Owoeye, Chairman, Organising Committee of NAISU, said that Globe Motors would seize the opportunity offered by the summit to showcase its locally-assembled cooling van.

Mr. Bashir Adeniyi, the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), and officials from the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) are also expected to address the myriad of challenges facing auto importers at the summit in order to boost the confidence of stakeholders in the clearing process.

Envisioned as an annual flagship event of the country’s automotive industry to rally all stakeholders together in addressing the challenges facing them, the auto industry summit would also recommend practical solutions to the government through a communiqué at the end of the event in order to fully explore the great potential in the automotive sector for national development.

Dr. Doris Uzoka-Anite, the Minister of Industries, Trade and Investment would declare open the summit with the theme: ‘Reviving Nigeria’s Economy through the Automotive Sector.’

Also, Mr. Joseph Osannipin, the Director General, NADDC is the Chief Host.

He is expected to be supported at the summit by members of the Nigeria Association of Automotive Manufacturers (NAMA) as well as leading stakeholders across Nigeria.

Commenting on the importance of the summit for the development of the country’s automotive sector, Owoeye, said initiating the summit was vital, especially at this moment in history, when Nigeria was struggling to map its way out of the prevailing global economic despair.

He added: “Being one of the drivers of the global economy, the automobile industry, if given the necessary impetus in Nigeria, is capable of transforming the country to an automotive manufacturing hub in Africa.

“To this end, the Nigeria Auto Industry Summit shall annually produce significant information compost that would help the government to make it happen. That is why the maiden event is themed: Reviving Nigeria’s Economy through the Automotive Sector.”

On his part, Mike Ochonma, Chairman of NAJA, said significantly, the summit would bridge the information and communication gap between the nation’s auto industry stakeholders and relevant government agencies.

“Moreover, annually, the summit shall give a single and united voice for the auto industry leaders to set developmental agenda aimed at kick starting and driving relevant government policies towards a sustainable development of the automotive industry in Nigeria and ultimately position the country as a frontline beneficiary of the African Free Trade Agreement Area,” he said.

Source: The Independent

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