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Following the recent completion of final installation works of equipment at the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) Automotive Training Centre, located at Ilawe Road, Ado Ekiti, the Director General, NADDC, Mr. Joseph Osanipin on Thursday, February 8, 2024 conducted an inspection of the Facility to ascertain the functionality of the equipment.

During his visit, Osanipin engaged in a productive dialogue with the Honourable Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment in Ekiti State, Honourable Fasae Kayode Omotayo. Discussions centered on potential collaborations aimed at enhancing the growth of the automotive industry. Hon. Omotayo underscored the Ministry’s commitment to job creation and expressed gratitude to the Federal Government on its numerous initiatives in the State, including the establishment of the training center. He emphasized the Center’s potential to empower individuals through knowledge transfer and skill development. Osanipin also met with Hon. Longe (Member house of assembly Oye Constituency 1).

Osanipin also emphasized the importance of empowering the youths, especially the automotive artisans through training in modern automotive innovations such as mechatronics technology. He expressed the Council’s readiness in partnering with private entities to invest in the Nigerian auto industry, as well as effectively manage skills development centers, thus contributing to job and wealth creation.

Furthermore, the NADDC Boss elaborated on the Council’s industrial and skills development programs to bridge the knowledge and skill gap in the industry. Some of such initiatives include the Sector Skill Council, National Occupational Standard (NOS), amongst others, which are aimed at developing comprehensive training curriculum and standards for the automotive sector in sync with international best standards.

The Automotive Training Centre is one of the very many projects of the Council geared towards job creation and economic empowerment across the country.





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