President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed the Director-General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council, NADDC, Jelani Aliyu, MFR, for a four-year second tenure in office.
The appointment is contained in a letter dated April 7, and signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, and sighted by DAILY NIGERIAN on Tuesday.
Recall that the President had in April, 2017 appointed Mr Aliyu who was with General Motors as automotive designer.
Mr Aliyu reputed to be the designer of the car that defined General Motors level of achievement after 100 years of existence, and also demonstrated the company’s future direction, the Chevrolet Volt Electric Car.
His appointment had ignited stakeholders’ confidence in Nigeria’s automotive industry.
Four years down the line, Mr Aliyu had implemented new development policies for Nigeria’s automobile industry with big players such as Dangote-Sino Trucks, Innoson, Hyundai Nigeria, Honda and others successfully assembling/producing vehicles in the country.
Mr Aliyu has implemented strategic automotive policies that catapulted Nigeria into the global scene, especially with the recent highly successful unveiling of the first Nigerian assembled electric vehicle and solar-powered charging infrastructure.