The Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has expressed optimism with the Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NITT), Zaria stating that the institute is capable of designing Made-in-Nigeria vehicles.
The Minister said this while being hosted by the Acting Director-General and Chief Executive of NITT, Dr. Bayero Salih Farah during a facility tour of the Institute.
“NITT has all it takes to design a car, I am sure the institute could convince the Federal Government that it has what it takes to design a made in Nigeria car. From design, to engine to body, then funding will not be an issue, we can create patency for NITT.” He said.
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More details: While on a tour of the facilities available in the institute, Amaechi called on the management to ensure proper use and adequate maintenance of the equipment.
Amaechi urged the management of the institute to expand the project aimed at producing Made-in-Nigeria vehicles, by establishing a feedstock farm for renewable energy.
He went on to suggest that the NITT should key into the 2021 budget and factor in their plan in order to make the acquisition of about 200 hectares of land to kick start the project.
The minister said subsequently, budgets, personnel and other logistics for effective operation of the feedstock farm might be captured which according to him can attract private investors to cue into the project as well.
About NITT: The Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NITT) was established in the year 1986 by Decree No 6 of March 14 of the Federal Laws of Nigeria. The Institute was established as a Transport Management Development and Research Institute for Nigeria and the West African Sub-region.
The institute which has been in existence for about 30 years provides training to candidates in all modes of transport and awards certificates like Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma and Masters in Transport and Logistics after the programme.