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Mechanics task Buhari on auto industry growth

Posted: Apr 24, 2015 at 7:25 am   /   by   /   comments (0)
By Ikechi Nzeako, Lagos
Motormechs and Technicians’ Association of Nigeria (MOMTAN), comprising automobile mechanics and technicians, with members in all states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory, have called on President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, Governor-elect of Lagos State, Akinwumi Ambode, and his counterparts in the 36 states of the federation to fulfil their election promises and work at improving the living standard of Nigerians.
National president of the association, Sulaiman Oseni, who gave the charge at a press briefing in Lagos on Thursday, also called on government to provide land for mechanics and technicians do ply their trade.
Oseni called on the incoming government to develop the automotive industry, since the industry has the potential to absorb many unemployed youth in the country.
While noting that there are about five motor assembly plants in the country, the MOMTAN president called on Buhari to facilitate the training of some of the association’s members in the plants.
“It has been the usual slogan in government, when elected officials will promise to do the expected, but as soon as they are in position of power they tend to forget so easily what they have promised.
“So, the incoming government should employ professionals who know where the shoe pinches. They should also specifically consider the appointment of special adviser to the President on mechanical issues that would speak at the federal and state levels on mechanical matters because it is one of the basic things required in developing the country’s economy,” Oseni said.
Oseni also called on Buhari to ensure the stabilisation of democracy and ensure that dividends of good governance get to the masses.