|Engr. Aminu Jalal, DG, NAC|
Dealers in used vehicles popularly known as
‘Tokunbo’ in Nigeria, will be integrated into the implementation plan of the
new automotive policy.
Engr. Aminu Jalal, the Director-General of the National Automotive
Council(NAC) disclosed this on Wednesday in Lagos at a meeting with the
Motor Dealers Association of Nigeria(MODAN).
He said the scheme was being worked out to ensure that the dealers in ‘tokunbo’
cars are brought together to begin to operate as channels of distribution and
sales for the automobile assembly plants.
the new policy.
selling the locally-assembled cars.
internally-generated from people who want to sell their used cars,” he
affordable vehicle-financing scheme to enable Nigerians buy new cars with ease.
shapes the market and satisfy the generality of Nigerians.”
that are being revived would begin operation of their assembly plants in
Association of Nigeria(MODAN)
should incorporate a hire-purchase model to enable the average Nigeria buy a
car and pay with ease over time.
pay over time with ease.”
and sell the vehicles directly without involving the motor dealers.
in selling directly to government on cash and carry basis.
incorporated to continue their business,” he said.
According to the director-general, six companies already have automobile
assembly plants locally.