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NAC trains technicians, establishes test centres

National Automotive Council is intensifying training programme for technicians on the use of four stroke motor cycles and tricycle engines.

The Council recently partnered Simba Group on training programme for auto technicians in Lagos.

The programme, organised in conjunction with Simba Group, was held at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu as part of its efforts to improve the skills of artisans and offer them up-to-date knowledge in the automotive industry.

Director-General, NAC, Mr. Aminu Jalal reinstated the government’s commitment to the revitalisation of the nation’s automobile industry, and said the council was working on auto test centres across the country.

Jalal, who was represented by the council’s Director, Industrial Infrastructure, Mr. Waheed Odetoro, said that the approved six testing centres across the six geo-political zone, were designed to ensure that all imported vehicles into the country were tested wholly and certified for Nigerian roads.

He said that NAC was also working in collaboration with other government agencies such as the Standards Organisation of Nigeria and Small and Medium Scale Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria to ensure that the exercise was conducted according to the law of the land.

He said approvals had been given to establish test centre for testing emission in Lagos, component testing centre in Enugu, and vehicle evaluation and materials laboratory at IDC Gbamaru, in Zaria.

The NAC boss said, “There is already final approval to establish automotive test centre for testing emission in Lagos and it is going to be hosted by this institution (the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu). The component testing laboratory is situated within SON premises in Enugu, while the vehicle evaluation and materials lab is situated at IDC Gbamaru, in Zaria.


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