Automobile assembly revs up in Nigeria

The 2015 Nissan Armada. Nissan, in a joint venture with the Stallion Group, recently started assembling cars in Nigeria.

The first made-in-Nigeria passenger cars for decades rolled off factory lots in Lagos State in June, marking what authorities hope is the beginning of a new era for automotive assembly in the country.

The move also raises hopes among some of the world’s key automakers that Nigeria can become a bigger source of customers as well as a supplier for Africa.

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