President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to inaugurate an ultra-modern auto assembly plant built by Nord Automobile company inside the premises of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) on Thursday, November 10, 2022.
Dropping this hint last week, the chairman of Nord Automobiles Limited, Mr. Oluwatobi Ajayi, said the company was excited in by its partnership with UNILAG, which he said was a win-win relationship.
Three months ago, UNILAG and Nord Automobiles entered a partnership in which the latter was to establish an assembly plant on the premises of the foremost educational institution and also engage its engineering students.
As part of the collaboration, which is the first of its kind in Africa, Nord is to offer “practical training of willing and qualified students of the school in the assembling of cars, repair, service and maintenance of automobiles.”
The out-going vice-chancellor of UNILAG, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, had said, “What we are doing today is innovation Triple Elite Model in which we are bringing the industry to the campus. This should be the first time this type of thing will be happening in a university in Africa.
“This will be a great opportunity for our students in different departments to contribute to the development of automobiles in Nigeria.”
Nord Automobiles, a Nigerian automotive manufacturer with headquarters in Lagos, delivers quality expertise in the value chain – which includes the design, sourcing, development, assembling, distribution, marketing, provision of sales and after-sales service of Nigerian branded automobiles.
Its range of Nigerian branded vehicles includes the Nord Tank, Nord Max, Nord Tusk, Nord Flit, Nord A3 Sedan, Nord A5 SUV, Nord A7 SUV, Nord Yarn, Nord Tripper and Nord Lasgi, among others.