Founder of Elizade Nigeria Limited, Chief Michael Ade.Ojo, is set to be honoured as Pillar of Auto Industry at the annual Nigeria Auto Journalists Awards (NAJA).
Other prominent personalities to be honoured at the event slated for December 1, are the Director-General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Jelani Aliyu; Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Boboye Oyeyemi; and Managing Director of Dana Motors, Jacky Hathiramani.
According to NAJA, the event, to be held at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, will also be used to announce the Nigeria’s Car of the Year, among others.
NAJA in a statement said Chief Ade.Ojo is being honoured with Pillar of the Nigerian Auto Industry award for his contributions to the auto industry over the decades.
Chief Ade.Ojo has marketed and sold various auto brands like Peugeot and Volkswagen before settling for Toyota, a product he turned to a household name in the country.
Elizade Nigeria Limited, which was incorporated in 1973, and started business in 1971 with one employee, has become a conglomerate with several subsidiaries, and a reference point in Nigeria’s auto industry.
Similarly, the NADDC DG as well as the Dana Motors MD are to get Auto Personalities of the Year awards while Jelani has been very consistent in pushing the narrative for alternative greener automotive fuel, Hathiramani has been able to make the Kia brand a successful name in Nigeria.