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Buhari Reappoints Jelani Aliyu As NADDC DG




President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reappointment of the Director-General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Jelani Aliyu.

Naija News reports that Aliyu’s appointment is for a four-year second tenure.

The NADDC DG’s appointment was contained in a letter dated April 7, and signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha.

Buhari 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.

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.

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.