The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure yesterday in Maiduguri began the training of over 100 youths of Borno State on modern methods of vulcanizing.
NASENI Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive, Prof. Mohammad Sani Haruna, who spoke at the opening of agency’s skill acquisition training and youth empowerment, said this was part of the resettlement of those displaced by terrorists.
He said President Muhammadu Buhari had directed the agency to partner with Borno State Government to alleviate poverty and restore socio-economic activities in the state.
He said the training would expose the beneficiaries to new skill sets required to make fortune and maintain a competitive edge in the vulcanizing business.
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“The training programme will be fully practical in scope with hands-on engagements that will produce new set of vulcanizing technicians who can provide necessary services on modern vehicles with more electronic components and smarter technologies compared to hitherto manual based vehicles.
“As the trends in vehicle manufacturing continues to advance, the service providers that will be able to cope with technological advancement in the vehicle maintenance including the vulcanizing technicians must be well trained to cope with the new dynamics.”
Haruna distributed 500 smokeless stoves to selected women in the state with a view to mitigating effects of climate change.
“This is in support of Borno State resettlement programme,” he said.