The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) has trained 100 auto mechanics in Kano. The agency said the initiative targets Federal Government’s drive for job creation, youth empowerment, and economic sustainability.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, the executive vice chairman of NASENI, Mr. Muhammad Sani Haruna, a professor, said participants for the training were selected from the 44 LGAs of Kano state.
He pointed out that the beneficiaries will be trained on modern ways of repairing and maintenance of modern vehicles’ sensory systems.
“They are carefully selected from those that have exhibited interest; they are screened and 100 emerged. They are given all the needed tools which will guide them and also be able to train others. So, the training is in other words training of the trainers,” he added.
The majority leader of the House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado Doguwa, warned the beneficiaries against diverting the equipment given to them and urged them to maintain and use the tools to build themselves.
Kano State governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, appreciated NASENI for choosing the state for the gesture, describing it as an effort towards reducing the burden of youth unemployment in the state.
He said the state government is undergoing a series of skill acquisition programmes through its Skill Acquisition Centre, where over 23 different skills are taught, adding that about 1000 mechanics were sent by their administration to PAN in Kaduna and get trained on various skills of motor vehicle repairs.
A mechanic and beneficiary, Ahmad Sani, said they will ensure that the equipment is not diverted and utilized judiciously for rapid growth in their business.