FG, IVM to Establish Training and Service Centres for Nigerian Youths in the States of the Federation – Minister

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The Federal Government to collaborate with Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM) to establish training and service centres for Nigerian youths in the States of the Federation.

This was contained in a statement by Chief Henry Ikechukwu Ikoh, the Honourable Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation during a courtesy visit to His Excellency, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, the Executive Governor of Bauchi State, at the Government House, Bauchi.

Chief Henry Ikechukwu Ikoh, who paid a courtesy visit to expound the importance of the Presidential Executive Order No. 5 to the Governor during the North East Dialogue on the Establishment and Implementation of the Technology and Innovation Centres for Global Competitiveness and Productivity organised by the Strategy and Implementation Task Office of the Presidential Executive Order No. 5 for the entire North East Zone of the Federation. With the theme: Achieving Nigeria’s Competitiveness and Improved Foreign Exchange Earnings through Science, Technology and Innovation”.

The Minister further informed the Governor of the decision of the Federal Government to collaborate with Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM) in establishing training and service centres for Nigerian youths in the States of the Federation. This will be done in Bauchi State as a measure to reduce youth unemployment as well as address issues restiveness across the State.

The Governor, said that this initiative, the establishment of a training and service centre in Bauchi State by the Federal Government is timely and will help in training the youths of the State in servicing Innoson motors, the training and servicing will help create job opportunities for the youth of the State.

“I had thought of buying Innoson vehicles for use in the State, but I cannot buy vehicles that cannot be maintained in the State. By the time they come and establish a service center here in Bauchi State, all our vehicles will be Innoson”, he said.

The Governor also expressed his willingness and unflinching commitment to work with the Federal Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation by providing all necessary support that will ensure that the Establishment and Implementation of the Technology and Innovation Centre for Global Competitiveness and Productivity in the State for the entire North East is achieved in due time. He also assured the Minister that he will discuss with the Chairman North East Governors Forum and other governors of the region for them to join hands in support of this laudable initiative by the Federal Government.

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