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GAC Motor Nigeria was awarded the Automobile Brand of the Year

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GAC Motor Nigeria was awarded the prestigious Automobile Brand of the Year title at the National Daily Awards ceremony held on Friday, May 12, 2023. The event took place at the renowned Grand Ballroom of Oriental Hotels in Victoria Island, Lagos, and served as a celebration of excellence across various sectors of the Nigerian economy and society.

The esteemed chairman of the event was Princ e Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi, and former President Olusegun Obasanjo graced the occasion as the estee med Special Guest of Honour and Keynote Speaker.

The recognition of GAC Motor Nigeria as the Automobile Brand of the Year stems from its exception al performance and notable contributions to the growth and advancement of the Nigerian automobile industry.

This prestigious accolade serves as a testament to GAC Motor’s unwavering commitment to delivering vehicles of unparalleled quality and innovation to its esteemed customers.

It solidifies the brand’s position as a leader in the Nigerian automobile market and acknowledges its outstanding achievements within the industry.

Despite being present in Nigeria for less than a decade, GAC Mot or has achieved remarkable growth and has become a household name. The award was joyfully received by Chairman Chief Diana Chen, who was accompanied by CIG VP Mr. Linus Idahosa.

The presence of esteemed guests, including former President Olusegun Obasanjo GCFR and Lagos State Governor, added grandeur to the occasion.

During the ceremony, Chief Diana Chen, Chairman of CIG Motors, expressed heartfelt gratitude to the organizers of the event for recognizing GAC Motor’s remarkable efforts and achievements in the automobile industry.

She reaffirmed the brand’s unwavering commitment to providing valued custom ers with the best products and services.

The National Daily Awards, as a commendation of excellence, further solidify GAC Motor’s position a s a distinguished automobile brand.

This recognition serves as a motivation to continue pursuing excellence and exceeding customer expectations.

We extend our deepest appreciation for this honour and assure our valued customers of our unwavering dedication to delivering exceptional products and services.

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FG to Harness the Digital Economy to Empower Youth

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Joel Ajayi


The Honourable Minister of State for Youth Development, Mr Ayodele Olawande has disclosed that the Federal Government is making efforts to harness the potentials of the digital economy in empowering the youth and creating sustainable jobs. 


He made this disclosure in Abuja  when he received the participants of the Senior Executive Course 46, 2024 of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos, Plateau State  who were on study tour to the Ministry. 


Mr Olawande said over 50% of the population below the age of 30 have a significant demographic advantage in the digital age.


“Our youths are tech-savvy, innovative and eager to contribute to the country’s economic growth. However, they face numerous challenges including limited access to quality education, skills training and job opportunities. 


The digital economy offers a unique opportunity for Nigeria to leapfrog traditional development challenges. With the rise of e-commerce, digital payments and remote work”.  “Our youths can assess global markets, skills training and job opportunities like never before,” he added. 


According to the Minister, challenges hindering the growth of the digital economy in Nigeria must be addressed. 
He explained that to overcome the challenges, the Ministry has implemented initiatives such as digital skills training programs for youths, focusing on areas like software development, data analytics and digital marketing especially in the NYSC.

This, he disclosed is alongside partnering with Galaxy Back Bone to improve infrastructure, Internet connectivity and alternative electricity supply as well as funding opportunities such as grants, loans and venture capital for  startups of small businesses with launching of the National Youth Investment Fund.


  The Honourable Minister who hinted that the Ministry’ s goal is to create an ecosystem that supports entrepreneurship and employment opportunities for youth stated: ” We recognise that sustainable job creation is critical to Nigeria ‘s economic growth and stability”   

”I urge you all to join us in this journey to harness the potential of the digital economy for youth empowerment and sustainable job creation in Nigeria.”, he added. 


Mr Olawande further said that the opportunities and challenges underscore the need for a collaborative effort from all stakeholders to harness the potential of the digital economy for sustainable development.

The Minister who observed that there is a gap between the Government and the young people expressed his heartfelt desire for the Youths of the  nation to feel the Government. He opined that the  country has the most intelligent youths in the world. 

Earlier, the leader of the delegation from NIPSS, Barrister Nima Salman Mann, mni said they are in the Ministry to research, proffer solutions, recommendations and strategies to help Government chart its course for the the year, with the theme : ‘Digital Economy, Youth Empowerment and Sustainable Job Creation in Nigeria: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities’.


.She  also added that Ministry of Youth Development is very germane to this year’s theme .” We are with the Ministry of Youth to listen to what you are doing to help the youth, how you are doing it, strategic plans and way forward  as well as how we can use the digital economy to chart the goal for sustainable job creation,” she concluded. 

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