The Federal Government through the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) has trained 300 auto technicians on heavy duty vehicles repair across the six geo-political zones.
Speaking during the graduation ceremony of the 150 participants in Kano, the Director-General, NADDC, Jelani Aliyu, said the training was aimed at upgrading the knowledge of the trainees.
He said that the training came at the time when there was the need to upgrade technicians in the country on how to handle the challenges of technology on modern heavy vehicles.
The DG explained that all the participants will be provided with empowerment tools and certificates to encourage them.
He said NADDC’s intervention was aimed at developing the capacities of heavy duty auto mechanics, auto electricians and other auto auxiliary services in Kano and other Northern states.
“The council, therefore, planned and conducted this skills upgrading for technicians working on such vehicles as part of the council’s contribution toward nipping the problem in the bud. “
Jelani Aliyu maintained that With the completion of the training in ,about 300 technicians drawn from the six geo-political zones have become better individuals with admirable skills in a very interesting and important sector which is the automotive sector.
He charged the participants to make judicious utilization of skills they acquire during the training.
Some of the participants who spoke to Radio Nigeria commended the Federal Government for organising such training, saying it will go a long way toward boosting their knowledge on how to handle modern heavy vehicles.
Malam Abdulhadi Husaaini, a trainee, said the training came at the right time when technologies were improving in the world, giving assurance to make proper use of it.
Mr Godwin Ameh, another trainee, said that such a training should be organised every six months to help in reducing unemployment among the youth.