It has been reported that the Nigerian Government, through its National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), has awarded licences for the establishment of 12 new vehicle assembly plants in the country.
As stated on Premium Times, the announcement was contained in a document made available by the spokesman of NADDC, Bello Rasheed. The document stated that the benefitting companies included Toyota, Honda, General Appliances West Africa, Perfection Motors Company and Richbon Nigeria.
Others include RT Briscoe Nigeria, Nigeria-China Manufacturing Company, Nigeria Sino Trucks, Coacharis Motors, DAG Motorcycle Industry Nigeria, Globe Motors Nigeria, Century Auto-Assembly Nigeria, and Concept Auto Centre.
According to the report, the new licensees will bring the current total number of automobile assembly plants in the country to 45. It stated that there were 15 assembly plants in the country before a National Automotive Industry Development Plan (NAIDP) was launched in 2014. A further 18 vehicle assembly plants, in different stages of completion, have since been set up.