Requirements & Info about NADDC Automotive Design Challenge


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Nigerian youths can now showcase their talents and creativity at the Automotive Design Challenge set up by NADDC. Click to see how to apply, what are the requirements and other things around!

We always believe that the youths are the driving engine of any economy. Naijauto is excited to inform you about the upcoming Automotive Design Challenge, set to be organized by the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC).

From what we learnt so far, the sole purpose of this challenge will be to open doors of opportunities for youths all over the country, in showcasing their true potentials in terms of creativity and tenacity. The Nigerian youths will also be afforded the chance to get guidance and support for the development of the automotive sector of the country.


Every Nigerian from 18 to 40 years old is eligible for the NADDC's Automotive Design Challenge

1. Announcements from NADDC

Mr. Jelani Aliyu, who happens to be the Director General of NADDC and chief designer of popular Chevrolet Volt, recently said:

“This is the perfect opportunity for those talented Nigerians out there to be part of that dynamic future in the Nigerian automotive and transportation sector”.

It has been reported that the challenge is exclusively open up to showcasing of talents on mini-tractors and mini-taxis. As we all know, the agency, NADDC, is a parastatal within the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment.

>>> Hope these activities can boost the national auto manufacturing industry: Limited local car production, Nigerians spend ₦2.4 trillion yearly on vehicle importation

2. Requirements for the NADDC Automotive Design Challenge

To apply for this talent initiative designed by the NADDC, you must be between the ages of 18 – 40 years. The official platform for registration will open from the 21st of October to 21st of November, 2019.

For the contest, it comes in two sections: the first is the design of Nigeria Applicable Intra-City Mini Taxi and the second part is the cost-effective Mini Tractor.


The DG of NADDC, Aliyu Jelani, was the Chief Designer of the famous Chevrolet Volt

>>> Read about NADDC boss here: All about Jelani Aliyu – the most prominent Nigerian car designer in General Motors

3. How to apply for NADDC Automotive Design Challenge

For interested and eligible Nigerian youths, you can carry out your registration via the following online platforms:


You can find all details on its official website

We hope our youths can seize this great opportunity to enhance their individual skill set and foster national growth.

>>> For new updates and more, click -> automotive industry updates!

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Oluwaseun Adeniji is a passionate writer and a poet with special interest in writing about cars. He is a master degree holder in international conflict and management. He enjoys feeding the public with the latest auto gist and well researched car reviews. He is also a strong football lover. So, if Oluwaseun is not writing, expect him to be reading about sports.

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