In its quest to develop manpower in the automotive industry, the National Automotive Design and Development Council, NADDC, has trained some young engineers on automotive software skills.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports the two-week training program, organised in collaborations with a South Korean IT company, MIDAS, drew participants from six North-western states of Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Katsina, Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa.
Speaking virtually during the closing ceremony of the training which took place in Sokoto State, the NADDC Director-General, Jelani Aliyu, advised the participants to put into practice what they had learnt in order to boost their productivity and add value to the automobile industry.
According to him, the NADDC is committed to empowering Nigerian youths towards creating jobs in the automotive sector and reducing unemployment, in line with the agenda of President Muhammadu Buharis’ led administration.
Mr Aliyu said: “We hope that you continue to use this training for these new sets of skills that you have learned to make yourselves even better.
“As you go back to your various states and cities, I urge you to apply what you have learnt to add value to your society and yourselves.
“Let the world know what you can do and advertise yourselves through any media that you can.
“Let people know this is what you are able to do so you will participate in the design and development of various products especially those that are related to the automotive sector,” he concluded.
Also speaking, the NADDC Director of Research and Design Development, Fidelis Achiv, described the performance of the participants as ‘incredible’.
He said: “You have performed so well and we will keep a tab on you and create a platform where we will continue to interact.
“We will also try within the limits of available resources to ensure that you practice what you have learned and you deliver products from what you are doing to the automotive industry,” he added.
Speaking on behalf of the participants, Kazeem lawal, commended the NADDC for the initiative, calling on the Federal Government to support the automotive sector.