The need to restore investors’ confidence in Nigeria’s automobile industry, among other economic and business issues, will take centre stage at the maiden Nigeria Annual Automobile Award (NAAA) pre-award conference organised by Automobile Search Nigeria Limited.
Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia State, Nyerere Anyim, Commissioner, PENCOM, are expected to be special guests of honour at the event.
The conference hopes to bring together experienced industry players to discuss trends and immense investment benefits to prospective investors in the haulage and transport business.
Ifeanyi Obasi, publisher of Autosearch magazine, in a statement, said the conference, scheduled for December 2, in Lagos, would, among other areas, touch on putting the needed smiles on the faces of investors in the transport/logistics sector to be presented by Kamalendu Ghosh, General Manager, Dangote Transport (Cement).
Other issues to be discussed include the development of automobile technology in Nigeria, prospects and challenges; ‘ember’ months and road safety; how to maintain a commercial vehicle and drive it beyond one million kilometres, to be delivered by Omofonmwan Godwin Osaro, Associate Professor, Industrial Technology Education, University of Benin; Olusegun Akinyemi of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), and Godfrey Abein.
Obasi observed that Autosearch magazine had for close to a decade provided critical information to Nigeria’s automobile buyers/enthusiasts, exciting motor vehicle news, latest industry trends and maintenance advice/guide.
The magazine is there to ensure that Nigerians drive their vehicles more and spend less by transferring knowledge about automobile technology to vehicle owners and users, he said.
He called on stakeholders to join members of the automobile industry, manufacturers, dealers, engineers, technicians, and editors to appreciate quality strides and excellence in the motor vehicle and related businesses in Nigeria.