As one of the plans to lift Nigeria’s economy in the post-covid-19 era, the Federal Government of Nigeria will be partnering other agencies to train 500 Nigerian Youths, in automobile engineering.
The programme which is put together by Trade Nigeria, so far, has three ministries, JICA Nigeria, Toyota, and Nissan automobile Japan as partners. It is expected to take place in 2021.
The President of Trade Nigeria, Hon. Nwabueze Buchi George said the programme is one of the many programmes they have lined up to alleviate the lots of Nigerian Youths especially as the world prepares for life after the covid-19 pandemic.
Hon. Buchi George said the Nigeria National Automobile Training program 2021, is part of their Train-Nigeria, Learn-Nigeria Project for 2021, adding that he is excited with the number of endorsements the programme has seen so far.
Federal Ministry of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs; Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development as well as the Federal Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs are the three ministries involved with the programme, with Hon. Buchi George saying that their presence will further solidify the international partnerships and help in maximizing the missions of the programme.
“The mission is simple, to reduce unemployment among youths in the country, but the other side of it that we will be using it to start a revolution for the service sector of Nigeria”
“There are other programmes in the bag and kicking this off with Japan will open doors for what we have in other countries like Germany, Taiwan, France, Korea, Turkey, Sweden, China, and the UK”
“What we want to achieve is to train people who are good enough to work in any part of the world. With that kind of workforce, one thing we are sure of in Nigeria is standard. As the knowledge is passed down, we will witness a high level of change in the way things are done here”, he said.
Hon. Nwabueze Buchi George added that saving the undermined service sector will be of huge benefit to Nigeria’s economy, hailing Toyota and Nissan automobile Japan who have agreed to absorb 300 and 200 Nigerians respectively in the programme.
“Training 500 Nigerians in Japan alone is a huge step for us and the country as a whole. One thing that is very important now is to ensure that all the necessary preparatory works are done on time, while we are also working towards securing other necessary partnerships that will ensure our goals are achieved”, he added.