Buhari Reappoints NADDC DG, Aliyu
The Director General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Dr. Jelani Aliyu, has been reappointed by President Muhammadu Buhari for a four-year term. Aliyu was a United States-based Nigerian automotive designer, who designed the General Motors’ leading auto brand, Chevrolet Volt before Buhari appointed him in April, 2017. Aliyu who was with General Motors as an automotive designer was 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 may have ignited stakeholders’ confidence in Nigeria’s automotive industry.
Interestingly, within the four years Aliyu implemented new development policies for Nigeria’s automotive industry with big players such as Dangote-Sino Trucks, Innoson, Hyundai Nigeria, Honda and others successfully assembling/producing vehicles in the country. He has implemented strategic automotive policies that positioned Nigeria in the global scene. Part of his recent successes include the unveiling of the first Nigerian assembled electric vehicle and solar-powered charging infrastructure.