The National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), has trained 70 automobile technicians in North East.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the 14-day training exercise on Friday in Bauchi, the Coordinator, Prof. Ismaila Shehu explained that the automobile exercise was conducted in collaboration between the Council, Esilson Sky Global Engineering, Ansar Auto Diagnosis and Diving Academy, Bauchi.
The Coordinator said the exercise was aimed at improving the capacities of automobile technicians on modern trend in vehicle repair and maintenance techniques.
“Technology in the auto sector is advancing continually, therefore, it is important we continue to improve our manpower to keep abreast with new technologies.
“It is a skill acquisition programme that will increase their income and livelihood,” he said.
He said the participants were exposed to modern techniques on heavy duty vehicle and auto electronic repair as well as diagnosis of modern vehicles.
The Coordinator said that the Council sponsored 50 technicians drawn from Bauchi, Adamawa, Taraba, Gombe and Borno while 20 volunteers participated from Bauchi and Yobe.
Shehu said the beneficiaries were provided with modern working tools and certificates at the end of the exercise.
He further commended the Director-General of the Council, Mr Jelani Aliyu for his commitment towards reinvigoration of the auto technology in the country.
Also Speaking, Alhaji Usman Doma, National Vice President, Nigeria Automobile Technicians Association (NATA) North East zone, lauded President Mohammadu Buhari for the training of the technicians through the Council.
Doma also commended the Council for providing enabling environment for technicians to improve their skills through training programmes.
He urged auto technicians in the state to take advantage of the training programme to formalise their businesses.
Some of the beneficiaries, Rafeal Omogor and Mohammmed Ali, commended the gesture, adding that it would encourage specialisation in the trade. nan.