By Obinna Amaobi, Abuja
The Director-General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Mr. Jelani Aliyu (MFR)and Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi, Corps Marshal of the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC), are amongst the automobile personalities that will appear at the forthcoming 2019 edition of the Nigerian Auto Journalists Awards.
The award, which is slated for December 17, 2019, would be held in Lagos, while major stakeholders, especially automobile and auxiliary sectors who contributed to the development of the industry would be rewarded for their feats.
Mr. Mike Ochonma, Chairman, NAJA, in a statement, said that the duo of Aliyu and Oyeyemi would be the special guests at the occasion.
Ochonma hinted that the platform would also provide the opportunity for guests to network and deliberate more on the development of the auto industry in Nigeria.
Other expected dignitaries expected at the occasion are Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, chief executives and other decision influencers of auto companies, insurance firms, auto dealers and distributors, including marketers of automobile related products and services.
He said: “Winners at the different award categories were carefully scrutinized by members of the Nigeria Auto Journalists Association,” he said.
The 2019 edition’s there was: ‘Electronic Vehicle in Nigeria – What Hope for the Future.’
Those to be honoured, according to the organizers includes auto-based organizations and other automotive products and ancillary products like tyre brands, lubricants and individuals that are adjudged to have relatively stood out among other competitors in their respective segments in the country’s auto industry within the year.
Nigeria auto awards, which is held annually and recognized in every part of the world is adjudged by industry stakeholders as the only respected and most-valued industry event in the country that involves all the motoring journalists in Nigeria drawn from the print, electronic and online media in the voting process.
There are various accord categories while the high point of the awards night is the awards in the Car-Of-The-Year (COTY) award category.
Others are awards in the Luxury Car of the Year, Heavy Duty Truck of The Year, Most Innovative CEO of the Year, Auto, Pick-up of the Year, Showroom of the Year and many others.