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Photo: President Buhari receives the Executive Members of Association of Africa Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) at the Statehouse on 16th August 2016.

Photo: President Buhari receives the Executive Members of Association of Africa Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) at the Statehouse on 16th August 2016. 

Nigeria as a country recognized her problems early enough, but remained potential for too long, and so did not achieve much results, President Muhammadu Buhari has declared.

The President spoke Tuesday at State House, Abuja, while receiving Executive Members of Association of Africa Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM), led by the chairman, Mr Jeff Nemeth.

President Buhari said that to reverse the trend, “We must avoid the mistakes made in the past by both government and manufacturers, and we are ready to get investment from all quarters, so that we can improve the lives of our people.”

The President lamented that Nigeria failed to develop on automobile initiatives started in Bauchi, Kaduna and Ibadan, and depended too much on oil as mainstay of her economy.

President Buhari with R-L: Minister of Trade and Investment Mr Okechukwu Enelamah, Chairperson African Association of Automotive Manufacturers Mr Jeff Nemeth, Managing Director President RAF-S Mr Mike Whitfield and Mrs Simunetta Verdi of Ford motor company at the Statehouse on 16th August 2016
President Buhari with R-L: Minister of Trade and Investment Mr Okechukwu Enelamah, Chairperson African Association of Automotive Manufacturers Mr Jeff Nemeth, Managing Director President RAF-S Mr Mike Whitfield and Mrs Simunetta Verdi of Ford motor company at the Statehouse on 16th August 2016

“We are making efforts to start our steel industry all over again. 

“I see vast opportunities for both the country and those who invest here,” the President said.

Nemeth said the Association comprised potential investors who were ready to unlock investment potentials on the African continent.

“We are ready to offer strategic partnership with Nigeria. 

“We want to promote investor-friendly regulatory frameworks and sustainable manufacturing.

“We will equally promote infrastructure development, job creation, and skills transfer,” he said.

The AAAM chairman sought the support of the Presidency in the realization of the vision and mission of the association.

Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to the President 

(Media and Publicity)

 

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