Federal Government, yesterday, empowered no fewer than 100 youths with state-of-the art auto equipment, tools and diagnostic kits worth millions of naira, as a five-day training programme opened in Kano.
Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Agency for Science Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), Prof. Mohammed Sani Haruna, who flagged off the training said the auto-technical training programme was an intervention through a directive by President Muhammadu Buhari, whose interest is the empowerment of youths in the state (NorthWest) and also to a response to the need to give new skills to youths and empowerment to those who are already in auto-mechanics with new knowledge of how to diagnose and maintain new vehicles, most of which are now designed and manufactured through a combination of mechanical and electronic features rolled into one.
He explained that the programme was the first-phase of the auto-technical training in the North-West region by the Agency in the implementation of series of President Buhari’s directives to NASENI to ensure development of skills of the nation’s teeming youths necessary for job creation and self-employment generation.
Among automobile tools handed over to the participants were complete auto tools, OBD 11 auto diagnostic scanner, cover all, safety helmet, safety foot wear, hand glove, safety google, respiratory mask, T. Shirt, face cap, training bag to include, training manual, programme, pad, tag and other writing materials.
He said Kano was selected because of its occupational trade, advanced skill development and a true representative of the rural and urban Nigeria with all the nationalities living peacefully and thriving commercially.
“The latest model of any automobiles in the world are all available in Kano. This also informs the selection of this speciality for gainful employment for capacity building, for development and intervention.”