NASARAWA STATE GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA COOPERATES WITH GAC MOTOR
On June 30, GAC MOTOR and Nasarawa State Government of Nigeria built a cooperative relationship with each other, marking a new milestone for the development of Sino-Nigeria cooperation. Meanwhile, Nasarawa State Government purchased a batch of vehicles from GAC MOTOR, including GS8, GS4 and GA3S, to serve as official reception cars. CIG Group, a local distributor, held with fanfare a car handover ceremony in GAC MOTOR’s SKD plant in Nigeria. The ceremony was attended by Mr. Mohammed Nasir Zakari (Senior Special Assistant to the Governor / Liaison office Abuja), Mr. Polar Zeigi (Director, Admin & Supplies office of the Nasarawa state Government), and Mr. Sulaimon Mairagi (Security Liaison officer to state Government who were present to take delivery of a large number of units of vehicles.
As the largest economy of Africa, Nigeria has a growing middle class and good market prospects as well free and open business environment. Nigeria is the first country that GAC MOTOR entered in African market. GAC MOTOR has introduced such models as GA3, GA3S, GS5, GS5 Super and GS4, which are highly recognized by local markets ad consumers. Last year, GAC MOTOR ranked No.1 among all exported Chinese passenger vehicles.
General Manager of CIG Group Mr. Felix Lee said GAC MOTOR has registered remarkable progress in Nigerian auto market and a great many state governments or semi-official institutions show great interest in GAC MOTOR’s products. Official procurement of Nasarawa State Government will further boost the development of GAC MOTOR in Nigeria, consummating the brand’s international layout and promoting the friendship between China and Nigeria.
Early in April this year, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, Governor of Nasarawa State Government, partook in the 1st Nigeria-China Governors’ Investment Forum in Guangzhou. He was impressed by GA8 and GS8, designated reception cars of the forum, for their luxury and comfortable riding experience as well as unique design, excellent craftsmanship and cutting-edge technologies. He repeatedly praised and highly recognized the quality of GAC MOTOR vehicles.
Mr. Mohammed Nasir Zakari, on behalf of the Nasarawa State Government, said the quality of GAC MOTOR SUVs left a deep impression on him during the handover process. More importantly, diversified configurations and powerful performance of the vehicles would surely satisfy the governor.
By virtue of self-dependent innovation and superior quality, GAC MOTOR has been widely recognized by domestic and overseas markets. According to recent data, GAC MOTOR sold 43,360 cars in June, up 39.2% year on year. From January to June, the sales totaled 250,878 units, a year-on-year increase of 57%, significantly greater than average value of the industry. In this way, GAC MOTOR, with high-speed and quality development trends, gave a perfect performance in the first half of the year.
With opportunities provided by China’s “The Belt and Road” Initiative, GAC MOTOR will constantly improve its influence and reputation in markets both at home and abroad, striving to achieve better results in the second half of the year and helping GAC MOTOR’s to realize the goal of manufacturing and selling 1 million cars in 2020. Aside from that, GAC MOTOR will do its utmost to build itself into the most influential world-class leading Chinese brand with the highest brand value favored by customers.