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Who Is Jelani Aliyu? Buhari’s Newly Appointed Head Of Automotive Council by autojosh: 9:58am On Apr 19, 2017
President Mohammadu Buhari may well have ignited stakeholders’ confidence in Nigeria’s automotive industry as he appointed renowned General Motors Senior Creative Designer as the new Director General, National Automotive Design and Development Council, NADDC.

Aliyu, who also designed the awe-inspiring Chevrolet Volt replaces Engineer Aminu Jalal.

But who is Jelani Aliyu? Born in Kaduna in 1966 to Alhaji Aliya and Sharifiya Hauwa’u Aliyu who both hail from Sokoto State, Jelani Aliyu attended Capital School, Sokoto between 1971 and 1978, and then proceeded to Federal Government College, Sokoto, where he graduated with honours as ‘best technical drawing student.’

He was later offered admission to study Architecture at the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria but declined the offer for a similar course at the Birnin Kebbi Polytechnic, Kebbi State from 1986 to 1988 – the institution that formally embedded in Jelani the culture of automobile design.

While at the Polytechnic, Jelani Aliyu did in depth research into home designs and construction, experimenting with materials and structures that could best be functional for buildings in the hot northern climate without necessarily using air conditioning system.

His effort earned him another accolade when upon graduation he was hired at the Ministry of Works, Sokoto, where he worked briefly.

An exceptionally curious Aliyu soon moved in 1990 to Detroit, Michigan, USA where he enrolled at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit under a Sokoto Scholarship board sponsorship.

Having always wanted to study Automobile Design, Jelani Aliyu became enthusiastic in automotive design and as he says: “The course was very practical and emphasis was put on creativity and the development of new designs to provide solutions.”

Upon graduation in 1994, he began his career with the design staff of General Motors, where he worked on the Buick Rendezvous and later became lead exterior designer of the Pontiac G6 and Astra, General Motors’ Opel Division and soon designed the Chevrolet Volt which was unveiled in 2007.

Married with three kids, Jelani was recently quoted as saying “I think with the new automotive policy, with the support the government is giving to the industry, it has begun to create the momentum needed. We just need to continue pushing it through the next stages, especially in terms of enabling a Nigerian vehicle that is conceptualized, designed and developed by Nigerians for Nigerians in Nigeria.

“When I say Nigerian vehicle, I don’t necessarily mean the whole thing, but a vehicle designed specifically for the Nigerian populace. A vehicle in tune with the history, culture, environment and economic structure of the people, and I think we are heading there.”

https://autojosh.com/jelani-aliyu-2/

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Re: Who Is Jelani Aliyu? Buhari’s Newly Appointed Head Of Automotive Council by buygala(m): 10:30am On Apr 19, 2017
"*When I say Nigerian vehicle, I don’t necessarily mean the whole thing*, but a vehicle designed specifically for the Nigerian populace. A vehicle in tune with the history, culture, environment and economic structure of the people "


Please can somebody help me explain this in simple terms....because I can't even see the sense in the above quote sad

"A vehicle in tune with the history, culture"........what the fvck is that supposed to mean? undecided



*Modified

So I am seeing some very funny mentions grin

Some ostensibly enlightened persons here have refused to see beyond their noses and notice the emptiness of Jelani's rhetoric sad

Essentially their argument is that we have a history and culture of automobile abuse, poor maintenance culture as well as a history of heat grin....Maybe heat is part of our culture as well. tongue ....As for those talking about Aston Martin, Ferrari, culture of luxury and the American situation, I have nothing to say to them unless they can come and properly connect their stories to the present Jelani Situation cool

So Alhaji Jelani will design cars for us that will be in tandem with our 'history and culture' of carelessness, heat, short-cut repairs ...in short, Alhaji will give us cars we can mechanically rape and otherwise abuse without any harm coming to the car, our lives, as well as our dear history and culture of heat grin.....isn't that so brilliant?

Some even went ahead to talk about how abokiis prefer Honda while easterners prefer Mercedes Benz smiley....So in their minds, that means Nigerians have a culture of preferring Honda and mercedes, depending on what side of the Niger river they are on .....assuming but not conceding this is true, how does this relate to Jelani's situation? ....will he now design a hybrid 'honcedes' which will be a combination of Honda and mercedes as our national automobile? ....Last I checked, Toyota is the best selling brand in nigeria presently....pls how has Toyota attuned itself with our 'history and culture" to deserve such massive patronage ? ....

My point is.....Oga Jelani should go and sit down.....because if what all those educated dullards jumping in my mentions are saying is what he means, then he might as well design a Jelani Bicycle for us, all made of building rods and mouka foam.....at least we can abuse that one as much as our 'history and culture' allows, tamper with its parts, and still not be worried abt it over-heating smiley


Just because someone has an exotic sounding Job title doesn't mean the rest of us are morons....Yes he is doing a good Job at General Motors. .but no thank you, there isn't much he can do that other auto manufacturers selling cars in nigeria haven't done smiley ....And we have Innoson to look to, if at any point we wish for no particular reason to be patriotic and 'buy nigeria"

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Re: Who Is Jelani Aliyu? Buhari’s Newly Appointed Head Of Automotive Council by Omooniya1: 10:30am On Apr 19, 2017
young man... congrat

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Re: Who Is Jelani Aliyu? Buhari’s Newly Appointed Head Of Automotive Council by Nobody: 10:30am On Apr 19, 2017
Okay ooo
Re: Who Is Jelani Aliyu? Buhari’s Newly Appointed Head Of Automotive Council by highscript(m): 10:31am On Apr 19, 2017
Whachu want from me I ve been making front page since and I thought to myself - you people don't give a fvck ...
Like if you don't give a fvck about me, share if you do

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Re: Who Is Jelani Aliyu? Buhari’s Newly Appointed Head Of Automotive Council by Nobody: 10:31am On Apr 19, 2017
angry
Re: Who Is Jelani Aliyu? Buhari’s Newly Appointed Head Of Automotive Council by SEYILIGHT(m): 10:31am On Apr 19, 2017
Nonsense par excellence.









Na this we need now?

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Re: Who Is Jelani Aliyu? Buhari’s Newly Appointed Head Of Automotive Council by Nobody: 10:31am On Apr 19, 2017
na dem dem

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Re: Who Is Jelani Aliyu? Buhari’s Newly Appointed Head Of Automotive Council by josephine123: 10:31am On Apr 19, 2017
THE GUY IS A DON , WATCH HIM:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiL3VAK02ME

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Re: Who Is Jelani Aliyu? Buhari’s Newly Appointed Head Of Automotive Council by burkingx(f): 10:32am On Apr 19, 2017
cheesy

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Re: Who Is Jelani Aliyu? Buhari’s Newly Appointed Head Of Automotive Council by leksmedia: 10:32am On Apr 19, 2017
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Re: Who Is Jelani Aliyu? Buhari’s Newly Appointed Head Of Automotive Council by geozone: 10:33am On Apr 19, 2017
Good show but i pray your name isnt soiled by your beloved nigeria, Fight temptation o

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Re: Who Is Jelani Aliyu? Buhari’s Newly Appointed Head Of Automotive Council by Omotall(m): 10:33am On Apr 19, 2017
Noted,next pls

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Re: Who Is Jelani Aliyu? Buhari’s Newly Appointed Head Of Automotive Council by RealHaute: 10:33am On Apr 19, 2017
Smooth.
Re: Who Is Jelani Aliyu? Buhari’s Newly Appointed Head Of Automotive Council by EFGH: 10:34am On Apr 19, 2017
lipsrsealed
Re: Who Is Jelani Aliyu? Buhari’s Newly Appointed Head Of Automotive Council by Nobody: 10:34am On Apr 19, 2017
There is a Volkswagen factory along badagry express way... let us revive that one.

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Re: Who Is Jelani Aliyu? Buhari’s Newly Appointed Head Of Automotive Council by spartan117(m): 10:35am On Apr 19, 2017
Where is buhari? He has not been seen since last week
Dis is d most recent picture I ave of him

Re: Who Is Jelani Aliyu? Buhari’s Newly Appointed Head Of Automotive Council by johnie: 10:36am On Apr 19, 2017
autojosh:


He was later offered admission to study Architecture at the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria but declined the offer for a similar course at the Birnin Kebbi Polytechnic, Kebbi State from 1986 to 1988 – the institution that formally embedded in Jelani the culture of automobile design.


The road less travelled.

Outstanding!

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Re: Who Is Jelani Aliyu? Buhari’s Newly Appointed Head Of Automotive Council by Mynky: 10:37am On Apr 19, 2017
Hmmm

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Re: Who Is Jelani Aliyu? Buhari’s Newly Appointed Head Of Automotive Council by Victornezzar: 10:38am On Apr 19, 2017
highscript:
Whachu want from me I ve been making front page since and I thought to myself - you people don't give a fvck ...
Like if you don't give a fvck about me, share if you do
.

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Re: Who Is Jelani Aliyu? Buhari’s Newly Appointed Head Of Automotive Council by Deejay1000(m): 10:38am On Apr 19, 2017
cool this are the kind of guys we need at the helm of affairs not a lawyer as a sport minister

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Re: Who Is Jelani Aliyu? Buhari’s Newly Appointed Head Of Automotive Council by Realdeals(m): 10:38am On Apr 19, 2017
And some people are wishing he decline the appointment.
Re: Who Is Jelani Aliyu? Buhari’s Newly Appointed Head Of Automotive Council by burkingx(f): 10:38am On Apr 19, 2017
SEYILIGHT:
Nonsense par excellence.









Na this we need now?
....

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Re: Who Is Jelani Aliyu? Buhari’s Newly Appointed Head Of Automotive Council by biaframustcome: 10:41am On Apr 19, 2017
Pot holes and craters all over Nigerian road, where una wan drive the automotive?

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Re: Who Is Jelani Aliyu? Buhari’s Newly Appointed Head Of Automotive Council by Bondesniger(m): 10:41am On Apr 19, 2017
egg head i hope the will not touch his brain with political hands
Re: Who Is Jelani Aliyu? Buhari’s Newly Appointed Head Of Automotive Council by vedaxcool(m): 10:41am On Apr 19, 2017
Ben moroonu Bruce will say quota system... bastard politicians everywhere.

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Re: Who Is Jelani Aliyu? Buhari’s Newly Appointed Head Of Automotive Council by mrvitalis(m): 10:43am On Apr 19, 2017
buygala:
"*When I say Nigerian vehicle, I don’t necessarily mean the whole thing*, but a vehicle designed specifically for the Nigerian populace. A vehicle in tune with the history, culture, environment and economic structure of the people "


Please can somebody help me explain this in simple terms....because I can't even see the sense in the above quote sad

"A vehicle in tune with the history, culture"........what the fvck is that supposed to mean? undecided

Well in engineering the design is the mean work the fabrication can be done any were with cooperative advantage...

So if we need a Nigerian care we can design based on our conditions here fabricate the one we can for now and order the rest with our specification ..that's how its done

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Re: Who Is Jelani Aliyu? Buhari’s Newly Appointed Head Of Automotive Council by buygala(m): 10:45am On Apr 19, 2017
mrvitalis:


Well in engineering the design is the mean work the fabrication can be done any were with cooperative advantage...

So if we need a Nigerian care we can design based on our conditions here fabricate the one we can for now and order the rest with our specification ..that's how its done

So please how do we design cars based on our history and culture?


Are we talking about electric horses and camels, or camels and horses upgraded with V12 engines or what please?

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Re: Who Is Jelani Aliyu? Buhari’s Newly Appointed Head Of Automotive Council by kabawa(m): 10:45am On Apr 19, 2017
Sai baba cheesy
North rocks cool

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Re: Who Is Jelani Aliyu? Buhari’s Newly Appointed Head Of Automotive Council by kabawa(m): 10:48am On Apr 19, 2017
spartan117:
Where is buhari? He has not been seen since last week
Dis is d most recent picture I ave of him

Show us your father's recent pictures ndiara kiss
Re: Who Is Jelani Aliyu? Buhari’s Newly Appointed Head Of Automotive Council by spartan117(m): 10:49am On Apr 19, 2017
kabawa:


Show us your father's recent pictures ndiara kiss
What does dat Ave to do with dis
Re: Who Is Jelani Aliyu? Buhari’s Newly Appointed Head Of Automotive Council by Arewa12: 10:53am On Apr 19, 2017
Hmmm

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