The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has identified the automobile industry as the best platform for developing local content in Nigeria.
The President of MAN, Engineer Mansur Ahmed said this in a chat with Shipping Position Daily in Lagos last week.
Ahmed also fingered automobile industry as the sector with tremendous opportunities, adding that there is need for the sector to be put in proper shape.
“Automobile industry is an area that we see tremendous opportunity, first I think that there should be an effort to put the automobile policy in place and get it working. The automobile industry is a very good industry for developing local content input, particularly with small and medium industry that will make input into the sector”
He reiterated that the sector needs to be given attention as it can increase job opportunities, stressing that there is a lot of downstream potentials in the sector.
“I believe that the sector needs to be given some attention. I think it is not so much on the revenue to generate but if you look at the extent we can promote greater and increased job opportunity because it will have a lot of downstream potentials”
“Secondly, obviously the transport industry as a whole should be taken care of, not just the infrastructure but also the automobile industry” he said.