The National Automotive Design and Development Council, NADDC, in collaboration with Stallion Group, has trained about 180 auto technicians on tricycle and motorcycle repair and maintenance.
Speaking virtually at the closing ceremony of the one-week event which took place at the Industrial Skills Training Centre, Kano, the NADDC Director-General, Jelani Aliyu, said the training was aimed at producing craftsmen and women who would be enterprising and self-reliant.
He said: “The training programme is in line with the provisions of the National Automotive Industry Development Plan (NAIDP) designed by the Federal Government to develop the Nigerian automotive sector of the economy.”
According to him, the Council’s collaboration with Stallion Group will solve commercial and logistics problems in transportation as well as ensuring safety and efficiency in society.
Mr Aliyu, therefore, urged the beneficiaries to apply the knowledge and skills acquired during the training for the betterment of their lives and society in general.
Also speaking, the Stallion Group’s National Head of Training, Naved Hasan, commended the NADDC for the collaboration, saying: “the collaboration is more of a role of empowerment and skill development for Nigerian youths”.
Mr Hasan also said that the training is about engaging the local technicians to acquaint them with basic repairs and maintenance principles based on Stallion’s standard operative procedures.
The training, according to him, also introduced them to various brands of Stallion Auto Keke, knowing the parts, variations, modifications and general maintenance.
Similarly, the Deputy Director/Training Manager, Industrial Skills Training Centre Kano, Engr. Okwori Eche, expressed his appreciation to the NADDC leadership and the entire management and staff for choosing the Centre for the training programme.
Speaking on behalf of the Director General of the Industrial Training Fund, ITF, Mr Eche said: “The decision by NADDC is the right way to go as the Centre is ready for more partnership hoping that the partnership will also blossom.”