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Automotive council gets N500b support to set up assembly plants

Some students at the 1st NADDC quiz competition 2021 in Abuja

The National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) says some private companies have invested 500 billion naira into the Nigeria Automotive sector to set up assembly plants in two years.

The Director General of the council  Dr. Jelani Aliyu who noted this at it 1st NADDC quiz competition 2021 in Abuja said other things expected of the money is setting up of related factories for production and assembles of vehicles .

He said the Federal Government didn’t invest the money but the private companies as they have also started to assemble auto gas vehicles.

He said the quiz competition, was in partnership with relevant authorities to get schools with the highest scores in the previous examination within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

According to him, their role is to help develop the automotive sector in terms of promotion of vehicles, transformation of Technology and skills upgrading.

The schools that participated in the quiz competition are the Government Secondary School, Kuje , School of the Gifted, Gwagwalada, Pace-Setters Academy and Faith Academy in Abuja .

Government Secondary School, Kuje took First position with 64 and half marks, School of the Gifted took the Second position with 54 marks , Pace-Setters academy took the Third position with 53 marks while Faith Academy took the Fourth position with 52 marks.

One of the student, Sanusi Mohammed from GSS, Kuje lauded the NADDC for the competition adding that the competition has increased his knowledge in the automotive line of learning .

Reporting by Victoria Chimezie, editing by Daniel Adejo.