Ganduje trains 60 youths on heavy duty vehicle repairs, offers them N30m grant

September 11th, 2019

From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano

In his resolve to curb the high rate of unemployment and restiveness among youths, Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje who witnessed the graduation of 60 youths trained on repairs and maintenance of heavy duty vehicles, empowered them with N30 million take-off cash, including equipment worth millions of Naira.

Ganduje before the graduation ceremony held at Africa House, Government House, commissioned one of the 10 auto-service centres located along Ibrahim Taiwo Road, built by his administration for youths who graduated from Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN, Kaduna, under the sponsorship of Kano state Government.

Ganduje reiterated that his administration resolve to continue to engage in massive youth empowerment programmes in his second-tenure.

The 60 youths who were sponsored by Kano state government graduated in various categories of mechanical services as 34 of them were trained in the field of general auto-mechanic, five treained in the field of auto-electric repairs, 16 trained in the field of AC Welding, while five were trained in the field of Gas Welding.

Speaking during the graduation programme which took place at Africa House, Government House, Ganduje said, “in view of the foregoing development, we have enlisted another 140 trainees to undergo similar three-month intensive training on the repairs and maintenance of heavy duty vehicles in different categories of mechanical services as early as possible.”

He recalled that already, he has redeemed his pledge of training 2, 690 youths on motorcycle and tricycle general maintenance, 560 vulcanizers on modern vulcanizing,, 72 youths trained at Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN) on automobile mechanic using modern technology and equipment.

Ganduje further stated that 150 youths were also trained at PAN on auto-mobile mechanics, 200 youths were also trained by the same company under the sponsorship of Kano state government, while the fourth batch under the same programme which is about 140 youths are warming up to take-off immediately after the graduation of the third batch.

According to him, the auto-service centres otherwise known as MATASA MADOGARA are established across the three senatorial zones in the state, adding that while Kano Central has four centres, Kano South and Kano North have three centres each where youths trained by PAN are repairing auto-mobiles with modern equipment, including men and women.

He said the youths were not making any returns to the state government, pointing out that they were trained and empowered so that they can empower as many youths as ;possible, making themselves self-reliant as well as becoming useful to their families and the society.

Also speaking, the graduation programme, the Training Manager of Industrial Training Fund/Industrial Skills Training Centre, Dorayi, Kano, Umar Auta Ibrahim, commended Ganduje for partnering with ITF in the training of the youths.

According to him, “Kano state government has been partnering with the Industrial Training Fund in the area of skills training and upgrading over the years through in its tireless role in the pursuance and facilitation of job creation and youth empowerment in the state

“So far, over 100, 000 youths from Kano state were trained in different trades, including agriculture, welding and fabrication, plumbing, electrical installation, furniture and cabinet making, autotronics, plaster of Paris (POP) production, tailoring and fashion designing, tiling, aluminum fabrication and catering and event management.”

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