i. The policy was approved on 2nd October 2013, but most of its provisions became effective from 1st July 2014. The following achievements have been recorded:
- By December 2014, the existing assembling plants have commenced operation at various capacity levels to offer existing brands out of new relationship with new original Equipment manufacturers (OEM). PAN (former Peugeot) in Kaduna resumed the assembly Peugeot cars, ANAMMCO in Enugu now produce shacman Trucks of China, Leyland-Busan of Ibadan sustained its production of Chinese multi-brands including NISSAN, VW and HYUNDAI cars and SUV, ASHOK-LEYLAND buses. Innoson Vehicles Manufacturing (IVM) added cars to its commercial vehicle assembly operation;
- Nissan, VW, Hyundai, kia cars and SUV, Shacman, Sino FAW and MAN Trucks and Ashok-Leyland buses are now assembled in Nigeria;
- 12 new companies, including Honda and Century Auto (Toyota), TATA, Coscharis Auto (FORD, Joylong , Dongfeng), Globe Motors (Higer), Leventis (FOTON-Diamler), Kewalram Chanrai (GM, Mitsubishi) and Tilad (Shinery), Aston have been given bona-fide manufacturing status and are on track to start assembly operations this year (complete list attached);
- The electronic platform for anti-smuggling and the automotive credit purchase Scheme have reached 80% in preparation. The platform was test-run in May 2015 and awaits the integration with the Nigeria Customs Information System, for vehicle Identification Number (VIN) data capture;
- The application to Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for the Credit Purchase Scheme has been submitted. We expect a response soon;
- Provided over N12billion soft loans to 35 companies in collaboration with the Bank of Industry to revamp activities in the vehicle and motorcycle assembly plants and local content development. The manufacture of tyres, brake pads, batteries, filters, plastic and rubber parts, paints, etc. were supported;
- The quality assurance infrastructure development has reached 80% completion and the laboratories will be commissioned in 2016. These are material test laboratory in Zaria, emission test laboratory in Lagos and component test laboratory in Enugu. Civil work will be completed soon and orders for equipment placed;
- Developed a Curriculum for teaching automotive engineering in Nigerian Universities with the Nigerian Universities Commission. The University of Lagos, the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University and Elizade University are offering the course. The University of Lagos and Ahmadu Bello University plan to offer the course soon;
- Produced a 48 investments profiles and a National study on Nigeria preferred automobile to encourage investment in the sector.
- Undertook the following for automotive mechanics’ capacity building:
- Developed, with other stakeholders, a new curriculum for training automotive mechanics, in modern automotive technology;
- Developed and printed the training manuals to cover the curriculum;
- Produced six sets of modern automotive diagnostic and repair equipment for six technical schools in the six geopolitical zones;
- Established a N1billion fund to equip Nigeria automotive technicians nationwide with modern repair and maintenance tools;
- Identified over 200 workshop networks nationwide for Certification as training platforms for over 2million Nigeria mechanics;
- Started teaching mechanics in the curriculum nationwide since 2013.
- Collaborated with UNIDO, Kaiho sangyo Japan to obtain 30 million Japanese Yen grant from JICA to establish a pilot automotive recycling plants in Nigeria,
- Conducted an outline business case study for the establishment of mechanic’s village in 12 states through a PPP scheme. The states’ governments are studying the report prior to its implementation.
- Extended N1 billion loan to Osun state government for the establishment of an automotive mechatronic institute, which was commissioned last year;
- Developed 92 quality standard for Nigerian automotive products in collaboration with the standards Organization of Nigeria (SON);
- With SON and the consumer protection Council (CPC) developed a manual on the safe choice, storage and use of tyres and carried out sensitization campaigns;
- Funded a research project for the development of biodegradable lubricant which is has been commercialised;
- With the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) and other stakeholders, developed a guide on the setting up Automotive Mechanics’ workshops.
ii. The following are the publications by NADDC
a. Curriculum for automotive Mechanics Apprenticeship programme (informal sector) Training and certification, 2010.
b. In structural manuals for the Automotive Mechanics Curriculum, 2011.
c. A guide to proper selection and safe use of motor vehicles tyres, 2011.
d. Investment Profiles for 57 Auto components / Parts that can be made in Nigeria, 2011.
e. Proceedings of the workshop on a frame work, Road map and Financing options for national mass transit in Nigeria, 2012.
f. Proceedings of the International Conferences on Motor Vehicles Road Worthiness, Inspection and Certification, 2013.
g. Proceedings of the workshop on Identification of Sub-standard auto spare parts in the FCT Abuja, 2013.