Ogun State government has planned to synergise with the state chapter of the Nigerian Automobile Technicians Association of Nigeria (NATA).
This aims to organise training for students, through an internship programme in automobile mechanic and other vocations, to boost their practical knowledge.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Technical and Vocational Education, Prof. Joseph Odemuyiwa, who disclosed this in Abeokuta, yesterday, during a meeting with executives of the association, said the move was a demonstration of Governor Dapo Abiodun’s response to the latter’s request at the 2023 budget town-hall meeting in Sagamu.
Odemuyiwa noted that his agency had mapped out modalities for accreditation of workshops, equipment and personnel of NATA for the programme, saying that the training will cover practical aspects in carpentry, painting, rewiring, bending, upholstery and welding, among others.
In his remarks, the state’s Chairman of NATA, Adeleke Balogun, appreciated the government for the initiative, assuring that an enabling environment would be provided for the smooth running of the training.