As the annual capacity building workshop and training for the Nigeria Auto Journalists gather momentum, key speakers have lined up as facilitators for the event, which is expected to add value to the implementation of the nation’s auto policy.
Key among the lecturers is the Managing Director of a Nigerian, frontline, independent auto diagnostics and repair centre, Automedics, Mr. Kunle Sonaike, who will speak on Mechatronics and Automotive Parts.
Also lined up to make presentations at the event are an Auto Industry analyst and a university lecturer, Dr. Oscar Odiboh, who will lecture on Importance of Research in Automotive journalism; while a Digital Marketing expert, Priestly Adaigbe is scheduled to talk on the digitalization at the event scheduled for July 29-30 in Lagos.
It would be recalled that the Chairman of Nigeria Auto Manufacturers Association (NAMA), who is also the Managing Director of VON Automobiles Limited, Mr. Tokunbo Aromolaran, recently commended NAJA for organizing the annual event.
“Lots are happening now at various auto assemblies and manufacturing plants in the country,” he pointed out. “I know you have toured some of the plants. But if you would spare time to pay follow-up visits to the nation’s assembly and manufacturing plants, you would be able to see our latest products and so report them to Nigerians.
“This will go a long way at encouraging local consumption of our locally made automobiles and at the long run, accelerate the Nigerian Industrial Development Plan (NIDP).”
Already, certain leading stakeholders of the automobile and allied sectors as well as relevant government agencies have keyed into the two-day training programme, which will take place at NERO Hotel, Lekki-Epe Expressway,Sangotedo, Ajah, Lekki, Lagos.