Rasheed Bisiriyu and Anna Okon
The Federal Government on Monday put to rest speculations about the disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration about the automotive policy introduced in 2013 by endorsing the programme.
It, however, said it would review the policy in order to set an effective implementation framework and incorporate a number of suggestions offered by local automakers and other stakeholders.
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah, said these in Lagos at a one-day stakeholders’ forum on the Nigerian automotive policy.
And for about a year, there was no official pronouncement on whether it would be retained or cancelled.
But Enelamah said, “We are working with the stakeholders to achieve results. Going forward, government will come up with responses to the issues that were raised by the stakeholders in the forum. We will review the existing policy in line with all the issues raised at the forum.”