Katsina govt., NADDC establish modern mechanic training centre

Katsina govt., NADDC establish modern mechanic training centre

By Abbas Bam, Katsina.

The Katsina State Government, in collaboration with the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), has established a modern mechanic training centre in the state.


During the foundation laying ceremony of supporting facilities at the premises of the centre on Tuesday, Gov. Aminu Masari said that the centre would assist in training mechanics on modern car repairs.



According to him, the state government has provided the land, while the council constructed the building and will equip the centre with all the needed facilities.


Masari said that the centre would provide the mechanics across the state with the modern technology of addressing automotive issues, while also transforming their lives.


He said: “The world is moving and it’s moving fast, it’s no longer a spanner with a hammer; it’s now the work of computers and brains to address issues, especially in automobiles.


“That’s why today, you can see an 18-year-old driving a 45 and 60 tonner and maneuvering it with only one hand because technology has changed over a period from where the steering system was not hydraulically controlled.


“For you to remain relevant, you have to learn the modern skills; otherwise, you will be left idle with your spanners and hammers, doing nothing or very little.”


The governor said that the ceremony was to lay the foundation for the construction of three blocks of hostel accommodation with the capacity of housing more than 360 people.


Masari said that the decision to embark on the construction of the hostel, mosque and other structures was to encourage participants from far away local governments to feel comfortable during training.


In his remarks, the Director-General of NADDC, Jelani Aliyu, commended the government for its commitment towards providing its citizens with skills, the current economic challenges notwithstanding.


Aliyu, who was represented by the NADDC Northwest Coordinator, Mr Abubakar Mudi, assured the state government of the council’s continued support.


Also speaking, the state Chairman of Nigeria Automobile Technician Association (NATA), Malam Abbati Muhammad, commended the efforts towards the establishment of the training centre.


He noted that the centre would enhance their skills and experience in carrying out their work, while pledging the proper use of the centre.

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