Africa’s innovative automotive designer, and Director General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Mr. Jelani Aliyu (MFR), has been confirmed the winner of the 2018 Global Peace Movement International (UK) International Pathfinder Award.
In a statement made available to journalists in London on Monday, Global Peace Movement International which is the world’s leading organization focused on good governance, wholistic development, human rights and conflicts resolutions, said the Pathfinder Award is in recognition of Jelani Aliyu’s innovative development, creativity and sustainable opportunities for Nigeria and Africa.
According to the President General of Global Peace Movement International (UK), Dr. Mike Uyi, the award is also in recognition of his individual and corporate contributions towards the positive transformation of the Automotive Sector in Nigeria, Africa and the world at large.
“Your innovations has created thousands of jobs, created millions of development opportunities and given new lease of life to industrial development in Nigeria and Africa”, the president general said.
Describing Jelani Aliyu’ s successes as outstanding and remarkable, he said Nigerians and the international community recognizes the exemplary ideals of living for the sake of others which Jelani Aliyu’s life is about.
Citing the landmark achievement of the Jelani Aliyu’s led NADDC which saw to the recent signing of a memorandum of understanding with the German government for the production of Volkswagen vehicles in Nigeria, and the commitment to environmental sustainability through the building of emission test facilities around the country, Dr Uyi said Jelani Aliyu’s life has been all about service to God and country.
“Global Peace Movement International (UK), with its affiliates in 106 countries around the world recognizes and commend you for your practical dedication to duty, which promotes sound values, strong focus and commitment, innovation that supports international harmony and renewal of the African hopes and ideology through innovation and creativity.
According to him, the London based organization; the executive team of Global Peace Movement International (UK) will be in Nigeria to present the award to Jelani Aliyu in the last week of October, 2018.