Functions of NADDC

The National Automotive Design and Development Council was set up primarily to initiate, recommend and supervise policies and programmes for locally manufactured vehicles and components.  The functions include the following:

  1. Regularly study and review the automotive parts/ components development industry in Nigeria;
  2. Evolve a local content programme specifying which component parts are to be continuously deleted from the imported Completely Knocked Down (CKD) parts;
  3. Recommend incentive and protective measures for the development of the Nigerian automotive industry;
  4. Appraise and recommend new models of vehicles envisaged for the Nigeria market to ensure model rationalisation;
  5. Identify and classify the components and parts which can be standardised to ensure their interchangeability;
  6. Regularly evaluate the pricing structure and quality of the products of the Assembly Plants as well as imported vehicles and parts to ensure international competitiveness;
  7. Forecast the demand and supply patterns for various types of automotive vehicles produced in Nigeria and the basic raw materials requirements and equipment;
  8. Encourage the development and production of raw materials such as sheet metal, alloys and special steel needed by the automotive industry;
  9. Regularly review the penalties to be imposed for non-compliance with the guidelines and programmes specified by the Council;
  10. Carry out inspection and other quality assurance activities in factories, ports and roads in pursuance of other objectives specified above;
  11. Research, design, develop and test low cost vehicle prototypes;
  12. Establish referral auto-test centres to provide technical support services to automotive sub-sector;
  13. Liaise with the Association of Local Content Manufacturers of Nigeria, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria and other stakeholders to ensure that the existing installed capacities are fully utilised;
  14. Draft and recommend standards for the automotive industry;
  15. Develop programmes for the acquisition of technology for vehicles and components design, manufacture and assembly;
  16. Implement the National Automotive Policy;
  17. Develop and regularly review criteria for determining an automotive manufacturing plant;
  18. Mandate vehicle-manufacturing companies that import more than 10,000 vehicles of any brand per annum to establish an assembly plant in Nigeria;
  19. Monitor and ensure compliance with paragraph (r ) of this section by setting a procedure for enforcement under this Act; and
  20. Perform such other functions as may be assigned it by the Minister from time to time.

NADDC mandate is to revitalize and grow the Nigeria automotive sector because of its multiplier effect on the economy.  Nigeria has all the critical elements to develop a sustainable automotive industry. It has a large domestic market to meet critical output and trainable manpower abound.