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In continuation of the various training programs embarked upon by the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) geared towards ensuring skills development, youths empowerment and safety by auto technicians all over the country, the NADDC in collaboration with Stallion Group has concluded the training and distribution of tools to about 180 auto technicians on tricycle and motorcycle repair and maintenance in Nigeria.

Speaking virtually at the closing ceremony of the (1) one week event at the Industrial Skills Training Centre, Kano, the Director General of the NADDC, Mr Jelani Aliyu, MFR, said the training was aimed at providing solutions to services and maintenance in the local auto industry through the production of craftsmen and women who would be enterprising and self reliant.

According to the Director General, “ 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”, adding that the Council’s collaboration with Stallion Group to train young Nigerians would go a long way in solving commercial and logistics problems in transportation and ensure safety and efficiency in the society.

He urged the beneficiaries to apply the knowledge and skills acquired during the training for the betterment of their lives and the society in general.

In the same vein, the Stallion Group National Head of training, Mr Naved Hasan, in his remarks said, “the collaboration between NADDC and Stallion Group to train Nigerian technicians is more of a role of empowerment and skill development for Nigerian youths”

Mr Naved 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, and also introduce 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 Abel Eche on behalf of the Director General of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) expressed his appreciation to the Director General, NADDC and entire management and staff of the Council for choosing the Centre for the training programme. “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”

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