Katsina State Set For History With Automotive, Spare Parts Summit
As part of effort towards making Nigeria the automotive hub in Africa, the Katsina State Government and the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) said it has concluded plans to hold the Katsina Automotive and Spare Parts Summit.
Katsina Post gathered that the planned summit which will hold in Katsina City, will brings together the most influential businesses, political leaders, spare part manufacturers and dealers in the Katsina automotive industry and from other parts of the country.
The Director General of Katsina State Public Exhibition Bureau, Mr Faisal Jafar Rafindadi, told our correspondent that the summit, is geared towards preparing youths in Katsina state and the nation at large for technological and automotive revolution.
Noting that the summit will be the first of its kind on the continent, Rafindadi said the event which will commence with a press conference in Abuja, the Nigeria’s capital, will also features constructive debates on key topics; the event will combine with targeted networking opportunities, and elaborates emerging business opportunities through the detailed insights of the industry’s primary stakeholders.
Speaking on these developments, the Director General of NADDC, Mr. Jelani Aliyu (MFR), said this is a set of physical incentives to promote local production as opposed to bringing in vehicles from overseas.
He explained that what is also been done is to provide skills and opportunities for all, pointing out that the council was ready to collaborate with the State to create a world class mechanic village and also get the right expertise in terms of training on new technologies.