The Chairman of Nigerian Auto Journalists Association (NAJA), Mr. Frank Kintum has commended Ford Motors Corporation Sub-Saharan Africa for initiating training programme for Journalists within the continent.
Delivering his opening speech at the maiden edition of NAJA annual training workshop in Lagos, Kintum said: “The full involvement of Ford Motor Corporation, Sub- Sahara Africa in our training programme this year attests to the fact that Ford is committed to promoting safe driving in not just Africa but worldwide. It may interest you to know that Ford sent driving experts all the way from South Africa and Dubai to participate in this year’s training”.
He urged other auto firm operating in the country to emulate to “emulate Ford spirit to sponsor subsequent edition.”
He said: “The need to keep abreast with the latest happenings in the auto industry as well as improve our knowledge of automotive terminologies gave birth to the Annual Training Workshop.”
In his remarks, General Manager, Marketing and Corporate Services, Coscharis Group, Mr. Abiona Babarinde, who represented the President/CEO, Coscharis Group, Dr. Cosmas Maduka, at the occasion, expressed gratitude to the auto journalists for allowing the Ford brand to be part of their training session.
He said: “Ford, as a committed and responsible corporate citizen in Nigeria, is making a significant contribution to promoting safe driving with the introduction of its global Ford Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) programme.”
Conducting the training, Ford DSFL Training Director, Derek Kirkby, dwelled extensively on defensive driving, modern braking tactics and vehicle stability among others.
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