NADDC to partner UAE firm on production of solar-powered tractors

Written by on June 3, 2022

The National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) says it will partner a UAE-based firm to produce solar-powered tractors.

The Director-General (DG) of the council, Mr Jelani Aliyu, disclosed this shortly after participating as a panelist at the Electric Vehicle Innovation Summit (EVIS), in Abu Dhabi, UAE, which was held from May 23 to May 25.

The summit brought together researchers, engineers, government officials, and electric vehicle companies and institutions from around the world.

They explored and discussed the technical, policy and market achievements and potentials in e-mobility.

The discussion was with a view to collaborating with the company in the local production of tractors and make them available to Nigerian farmers.

This engagement was also in order to cost-effectively promote food production and sufficiency in the nation.

The DG,says The National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), says it has trained 300 unemployed youths across Nigeria in mechatronics and repair of heavy duty vehicles.

Aliyu said that the only solution was to create jobs and curb the menace of unemployment and poverty.

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