Preparations are in top gear for the 2016 annual Nigerian Auto Journalists Association (NAJA) award.
Scheduled to take place at EKO Hotels and Suites, Lagos State on November 24, 2016, the annual event is expected to bring together stakeholders in the sector under one roof.
Already, Toyota Corolla, Peugeot 301 and Nissan Almera have been shortlisted for the ‘Car of the Year.’
Other categories of awards are; Luxury ‘Car of the Year,’ ‘Road Safety Personality of the Year,’ ‘Heavy Duty Truck of the Year,’ ‘Auto Plant of the Year,’ ‘CEO of the Year,’ Auto Personality of the Year,’ and ‘CSR Company of the Year.’
The categories also include ‘Mini Bus of the Year,’ Pick-up of the Year,’ ‘Most Safety Conscious Transport Company of the Year,’ ‘Traffic Management Agency of the Year,’ ‘Showroom of the Year,’ Large SUV of the Year,’ ‘Armouring Auto Company of the Year,’ and ‘Auto Industry Promoter of the Year,’ among others.
In the four wheels categories, the selected brands and models will be judged on affordability, cabin styling, lay-out and ergonomics.
According to the award committee under the leadership of Theodore Opara, Motoring Editor of Vanguard Newspapers, arrangements are in place to ensure hitch-free ceremony.