Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) and the Nigeria Automobile Technicians Association (NATA) have partnered with a view to complementing the Nigerian government’s efforts of ensuring the survival and growth of the nation’s automotive industry.
According to Executive National President, RTEAN, Alhaji Shehu Musa Isiwele, such partnership would enhance the industry’s contribution to the national economy, especially in the area of transportation. He made the remark, while receiving the leadership of NATA, led by its
national president, Comrade Michael Ajayi Omonay, in in his office, in Abuja.
Isiwele further said that the collaboration would not only add value to both organisations, but also assist the government in creating enabling environment for the manufacturing of local vehicles and spare parts in the country.
He said RTEAN and NATA would through the partnership ease the pains of Nigerians in transporting their goods and services, especially, “now that the federal government has launched the national automotive policy aimed at making the nation self-reliant in the manufacturing of
Nigerian made vehicles”. Isiwele also pointed out that RTEAN’s robust nature and national spread with over 16million membership across the country, “Stand us out as a viable and dependable destination fodder investments in road transportation business in Nigeria.
In his remarks, NATA president, said the association sought partnership with RTEAN on “National Strategic Stakeholders Dialogue on Nigeria Automotive Industry” to support the policy for the benefit of both organizations and the general public.
Omonayin added that the partnership would enhance the implementation of National Vehicular Emission Control programme scheduled to begin in January 2015 by the National Environmental Standard and Regulations Enforcement Agency, NESREA across the country.