June 13, 2024

Develop, Integrate Local Automotive Components into Assembly Operations, NADDC D.G Challenges Stakeholders

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Mr. Joseph Osanipin, DG, NADDC

The Director General, National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Mr Joseph Osanipin, gave the charge, Thursday in Lagos, saying key players in the Nigerian Automotive Industry should think more on automotive components development and integration in their auto assembly operations.
The Director General, National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Mr Joseph Osanipin, gave the charge, Thursday in Lagos, saying key players in the Nigerian Automotive Industry should think more on automotive components development and integration in their auto assembly operations.

Osanipin, who was the Special Guest of Honour at the 2023 Nigeria Auto Journalists Association (NAJA) Awards ceremony, which held at the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, said: “Today we are here to celebrate. However, we need to challenge ourselves with the future of the Nigeria automotive industry . We need to take the necessary steps to make these changes. It starts with us, we are the ones to determine where the automotive sector will be heading to in Nigeria.”

The Director -General seized the opportunity to applaud NAJA for standing firm in promoting the local auto industry. He however challenged the awardees to consider components manufacturers in future NAJA awards projects.

Over 29 persons and companies who have distinguished themselves in the industry were specially recognised and honoured in different award categories at the event.

The winners of the 2023 NAJA Awards are as follows:

1) Budget Car of the Year : Suzuki S-Presso

2) Auto Design of the Year : Changan Uni-K

  1. Heavy Duty Truck of the Year : JAC by Lanre Shittu Motors

4) Assembly Plant of the Year: Innoson

5) Luxury Brand of the Year: Mercedes-Benz

6) Auto Workshop of the Year: RT Briscoe

7) Large SUV Of The Year : Toyota Land Cruiser

8) Luxury SUV of the Year : Range Rover Autobiography)

9)Pick Up Of The Year : Toyota Hilux

10) Most Innovative Auto Company: Mikano

11) Truck Plant Of The Year: Lanre Shittu (JAC plant)

12) Online Auto Finance facilitator: Autochek

13) Minibus of the Year: Winner: Toyota Hiace

14) Most Resilient Auto Company – Recognition

A) Stallion Motors
B) Coscharis Motors

15) Transport Company of the Year: GUO

16)Auto Showroom of the Year: Mikano

17) Enterprising Indigenous car company of the Year
NORD

18) New Entrant Auto Company/Model
1) Jetour
2) Toyota By CFAO
3) Ford Territory
4) Jet Lander

19) Compact SUV of the Year
Joint winners are:
A) Changan CS35
B) Kia Sonet

20) Indigenous Passenger Bus of the Year
Jet Mover

21) Multi Brand Auto Workshop of the Year
Fixit 45

22) Outstanding E-Commercial Advert of the Year:
Mitsubishi Outlander

23) Outstanding Print Auto Advert of the Year:
JETOUR

24) Outstanding Auto Customer Service of the Year:
Massilia Motors

25) Luxury Car of the Year
Mercedes-Benz S-Class

  1. Outstanding Comeback of the Year
    Chery By Carloha

PERSONALITY RECOGNITIONS

26) Outstanding GM of the Year: – Aissatou Diouf, GM Suzuki By CFAO

27) Autogas vehicle promoter of the year:
NGEP Chairman Dr Mohammed Ibrahim

28) Auto Personality Of The Year:
Chief Innocent Chukwuma (Founder/Chairman of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing)

29) CAR OF THE YEAR
Honda HR-V

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