NigeriaTechnologyTransportationNational Institute of Transport Trains 4,882 Experts On Transport, Logistics

The Director-General of the National Institute of Transport Technology (NITT), Zaria, in Kaduna State, Dr. Bayero Salih-Farah says the Institute has trained 4,882 transport and logistics experts in two years.

Salih-Farah told newsmen on Sunday in Zaria that the training was geared toward strengthening the logistics and transport sector with a skilled, disciplined, and well-motivated workforce.

“The institute would strengthen its collaboration with Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria with whom it ran a postgraduate diploma programme in Logistics and Supply Chain and Masters Programme in Transport and Logistics.

“In the last two years, 448 were trained in these programmes, stressing that currently, 30 participants were undergoing Post Graduate Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain in collaboration with Multimix Academy.

 “Beneficiaries of the training were mostly staff of Federal Ministry of Transportation and its agencies, and officials of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Road Traffic Management.

“Others were officers of Kaduna State Traffic Law Enforcement Authority (KASTLEA) and Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA)”, Salih-Farah said.

He added that in the last two years, the TTC through its Driving School had trained 157 novice drivers; 367 experienced drivers were also trained and registered for FRSC Driver certification.

Salih-Farah said the institute through its Transport Technology Centre (TTC) was also pursuing the introduction of National Diploma and Higher National Diploma in Mechatronics, Welding and Fabrication, Crane Operation and Project Management with the NBTE.

The Director-General added that the institute had reached an advanced stage in discussion with the ABU to begin a doctorate degree programme in Transport and Logistics.

He stated that plans had reached an advanced stage for a Post Graduate Diploma in Cold Chain Management to train professionals on handling vaccines and other cold store products.

Hassan Umar Shallpella (Regional Correspondent)
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