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We now export locally assembled cars- FG

The Director-General of the national automotive design and development council, NADDC, Mr. Jelani Aliyu says Nigeria is exporting locally assembled Nigerian cars to some African countries.

He made this known at a forum in Abuja.

Mr. Jelani Aliyu said the cars locally assembled were been exported to Mali and South Africa.

He explained that gas-powered vehicles were also been assembled in the country.

In a paper entitled, federal government’s MSMEs survival fund: Successes, lessons and pitfalls, an online news editor Mr. Cobham Nsa said government must boost local demand for Nigerian products.

Mr. Nsa said every state has opportunities to grow its own export.

In another paper entitled, AFCFTA, market opportunities during/post-Covid, the senior special assistant to the president on public sector matters Mr. Francis Anatogu said some measures have been put in place to ensure Nigeria was not used as a dumping ground for products.

Reporting by Victoria Chimezie, editing by Daniel Adejo.