NEDC trains 150 auto-technicians in digital automobile diagnostics, maintenance

NEDC trains 150 auto-technicians in digital automobile diagnostics, maintenance

By Ibrahim Kado, Yola.


The North-East Development Commission (NEDC) has trained 150 automobile technicians in digital vehicular diagnostics and maintenance.


Speaking at their graduation ceremony on Saturday in Yola, Mohammed Goni, Managing Director, NEDC, said that the training was part of the commission’s mandate to train and empower people in the North-East region.


He urged the beneficiaries to make judicious use of the knowledge they had acquired and the starter packs given to them, while training others.


Goni appealed to them not to sell out the kits given to them, so as not to “regret their action in future.


“As part of the commission’s efforts in impacting positively on the citizens, it decided to establish Information Communication and Technology (ICT) centres in each of the senatorial districts in North-East to train more youths.


“Government alone cannot employ everybody, hence the need for people to acquire skills to help themselves, family and their communities, as well as to become employers of labour,” he said.


The Managing Director of Digital Bridge Institute, Prof. Mohammed Ajiya, said that the beneficiaries underwent a three-week training, which exposed them to how to provide effective services in their profession.


He added that they were also educated on how to relate with their customers and people working under them, as well as on entrepreneurial skills.


Ajiya urged the beneficiaries to use the knowledge they acquired to impact positively on their businesses.


In his remarks, Malam Bashir Ahmad, Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Adamawa, commended NEDC for engaging more youths in various trainings in the state and North-East geopolitical zone, in general.


Ahmad, who was represented by the Commissioner for Entrepreneurship Development, Mr James Iliya, said that the training would impact on the beneficiaries and the society in general.


According to him, the state government has been complementing the efforts of NEDC in that regard, by reopening 10 skills acquisition centres in the state.


He said that 1,000 youths were currently undergoing training in ICT and would soon to be presented with starter packs to empower them be able to compete with other youths in the country.


Hussaini Musa, who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries, lauded the training scheme of the commission and promised to make judicious use of the knowledge they had acquired and starter packs given to them.


Musa also pledged to step down the training to enable more people to know how to address challenges associated with modern automobile repairs.

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