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NAC Trains 144 Auto Technicians

Posted: Jun 12, 2015 at 12:39 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

144 auto technicians have graduated from a two-weeks training programme on maintenance and tyre repairs organised by the National Automotive Council (NAC) in Lagos.

Director-General, NAC, Engr. Aminu Jalal in his opening remarks at the graduation ceremony, said the training was meant to close the skill gap of auto mechanics in the repair of modern generation vehicles in the country.

Jalal who was represented by the Special Adviser to the DG, Engr. Abubakar Dalhat, said it was discovered from a skill gap analysis conducted in the country that majority of the mechanics in Nigeria lack the relevant knowledge about vehicle electrical and electronic components repair.

He noted that provision of soft loan would be made available to the 144 technicians to boost their businesses.

He said: “Technology in the auto sector advances is needed in the country continually and at a very fast pace as most cars on our roads today are built with a lot of electronically controlled systems.

“The only way to meet up with this advancement is training and re-training and the council will continue to partner with all stakeholders to ensure our mechanics keep up to date”.

Jalal said that the gap necessitated the commencement of various re-training programmes for auto mechanics since 2006 till date.