Automakers, dealers and different stakeholders have expressed anger over China’s resolve to push its used vehicles to Nigeria and other world markets as a method to shore up its financial gain from automobile.
Although no government official connected with the auto trade and vehicle import was willing to substantiate the event, The PUNCH gathered on Tuesday that not less than twenty five per cent of concerning 40,000 used vehicles imported through the Nigerian ports within the last 2 months were China-made.
But local automakers and dealers are unequivocal in rejecting the arrangement, that they insist can kill the local auto business.
They said it had been absurd for Nigeria to permit China to ship its used vehicles to the country at a time many automakers were still battling with the inflow of used European and american auto brands.
They called it an attempt to make Nigeria a dumping ground for used vehicles with short period of time.