The Director-General of National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Mr. Jelani Aliyu, has received an award of excellence from the Automotive and Locomotive Engineers’ Institute (AutoEI), a Division of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE).
The ceremoney was part of the Institute’s National Engineering Conference held at the NSE National Engineering Center in Abuja.
The DG, who presented a brilliant paper on the conference theme, “Diversification of Nigerian Economy: Automotive and Locomotive Perspective”, thanked the Institute for working hard towards tackling problems facing the industry.
Meanwhile, the DG has paid an inspection visit to the Council’s Automotive Emission Testing Laboratory at the Lagos State Polytechnic.
The DG, who was accompanied by the NADDC management team, was warmly received and briefed by the Lagos State Polytechnic management led by its Rector, Dr. Samuel Oluyinka Sogunro.
According to Mr. Aliyu, the emission laboratory together with two other automotive test centres being built by the Council in Enugu and Kaduna States, were part of the essential infrastructures needed to move the automotive industry in Nigeria to the next enviable level.
The laboratory project, which is at verge of completion, is hanled by Triad Associates and Contractor, Ama Yaro Associates Limited.