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  •   Chief Rotimi Minister of Transportation says the Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology NITT Zaria has all it takes to design Made in Nigeria vehicles Amaechi stated this in a statement issued by the Director Public Affairs NITT Mr Paul Mshelizah made available to the Nigeria News Agency on Sunday in Zaria Mshelizah said the Minister stated this during a familiarisation and facility tour of the institute in Zaria Kaduna state during the repositioning retreat by the institute Amaechi said 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 The Minister expressed satisfaction with the facilities but called on its management to ensure proper use and adequate maintenance of the equipment Amaechi also advised the NTT to seek accreditation from National Universities Commission NUC to run certain diploma programmes toward metamorphosing into a full fledged university of transport and logistics The Minister pledged the ministry s support to help in the creation of more faculties in the institute He however called for a holistic perusal of the institute s enabling law to know the scope of its mandate At the Biodiesel laboratory Amaechi also urged to the institute to expand the project aimed at producing Made in Nigeria vehicles by establishing a feedstock farm for renewable energy He suggested to NITT to factor into the 2021 budget the acquisition of about 200 hectres of land to start the project The minister said further suggested that in subsequent budgets personnel and other logistics for effective operation of the feed stock farm might be captured This according to the Minister can attract private investors to cue into the project Interacting with NITT N Power automobile participants the Minister admonished them to be disciplined in everything they do He assured them of the Federal government s commitment toward the success of the N Power scheme stressing that President Buhari s administration is interested in lifting people out of poverty As potential entrepreneurs you can create jobs through training a number of people in your workshop I therefore enjoin you to utilise the skills acquired through the scheme optimally for personal gain as well as for the country at large Speaking on behalf of the NITT N Power participants Mr Abdulazzez Owoseni Salihu commended the social investment programme of the present administration especially the N Power scheme Owoseni Salihu notedthat the scheme had not only empowered the beneficiaries but also changed their mindsets toward self sufficiency He appealed to the Federal government to kindly provide N Power graduates with contemporary machines to enable them go into the field to practice the skills acquired Amaechi who entertained questions from Journalists at the end of the facility tour said I am satisfied with the facilities all they need is just governance In terms of equipment they are doing well but as professionals they must put the equipment to use The Federal government will ensure that areas where you have infrastructure are properly funded But you need to show that you are not only able to transfer knowledge but also to supervise the trainees so that we can create employment The Acting Director General NITT Dr Bayero Salih Farah explained that the institute was accredited by the National Board for Technical Education NBTE to run Diploma and Advanced Diploma programmes He also said that NITT had entered into affiliation with Ahmadu Bello University ABU Zaria to run Postgraduate and Master s degree programmes The acting dire3ctor general thanked the Minister for not only attending the event personally but also finding time to visit the institute s headquarters in Zaria reports that the facilities inspected include the new office of the director general main auditorium and the state of the art facilities at the Transport Technology Centre TTC among others KLM ASS DUA Edited by Saidu Adamu Dada Ahmed
    NITT can design Made-in-Nigeria vehicles—Amaechi
      Chief Rotimi Minister of Transportation says the Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology NITT Zaria has all it takes to design Made in Nigeria vehicles Amaechi stated this in a statement issued by the Director Public Affairs NITT Mr Paul Mshelizah made available to the Nigeria News Agency on Sunday in Zaria Mshelizah said the Minister stated this during a familiarisation and facility tour of the institute in Zaria Kaduna state during the repositioning retreat by the institute Amaechi said 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 The Minister expressed satisfaction with the facilities but called on its management to ensure proper use and adequate maintenance of the equipment Amaechi also advised the NTT to seek accreditation from National Universities Commission NUC to run certain diploma programmes toward metamorphosing into a full fledged university of transport and logistics The Minister pledged the ministry s support to help in the creation of more faculties in the institute He however called for a holistic perusal of the institute s enabling law to know the scope of its mandate At the Biodiesel laboratory Amaechi also urged to the institute to expand the project aimed at producing Made in Nigeria vehicles by establishing a feedstock farm for renewable energy He suggested to NITT to factor into the 2021 budget the acquisition of about 200 hectres of land to start the project The minister said further suggested that in subsequent budgets personnel and other logistics for effective operation of the feed stock farm might be captured This according to the Minister can attract private investors to cue into the project Interacting with NITT N Power automobile participants the Minister admonished them to be disciplined in everything they do He assured them of the Federal government s commitment toward the success of the N Power scheme stressing that President Buhari s administration is interested in lifting people out of poverty As potential entrepreneurs you can create jobs through training a number of people in your workshop I therefore enjoin you to utilise the skills acquired through the scheme optimally for personal gain as well as for the country at large Speaking on behalf of the NITT N Power participants Mr Abdulazzez Owoseni Salihu commended the social investment programme of the present administration especially the N Power scheme Owoseni Salihu notedthat the scheme had not only empowered the beneficiaries but also changed their mindsets toward self sufficiency He appealed to the Federal government to kindly provide N Power graduates with contemporary machines to enable them go into the field to practice the skills acquired Amaechi who entertained questions from Journalists at the end of the facility tour said I am satisfied with the facilities all they need is just governance In terms of equipment they are doing well but as professionals they must put the equipment to use The Federal government will ensure that areas where you have infrastructure are properly funded But you need to show that you are not only able to transfer knowledge but also to supervise the trainees so that we can create employment The Acting Director General NITT Dr Bayero Salih Farah explained that the institute was accredited by the National Board for Technical Education NBTE to run Diploma and Advanced Diploma programmes He also said that NITT had entered into affiliation with Ahmadu Bello University ABU Zaria to run Postgraduate and Master s degree programmes The acting dire3ctor general thanked the Minister for not only attending the event personally but also finding time to visit the institute s headquarters in Zaria reports that the facilities inspected include the new office of the director general main auditorium and the state of the art facilities at the Transport Technology Centre TTC among others KLM ASS DUA Edited by Saidu Adamu Dada Ahmed
    NITT can design Made-in-Nigeria vehicles—Amaechi
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    NITT can design Made-in-Nigeria vehicles—Amaechi

    Chief Rotimi, Minister of Transportation says the Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NITT) Zaria, has all it takes to design “Made-in-Nigeria” vehicles.

    Amaechi stated this in a statement issued by the Director, Public Affairs, NITT, Mr Paul Mshelizah made available to the Nigeria News Agency on Sunday in Zaria.

    Mshelizah said the Minister stated this during a familiarisation and facility tour of the institute in Zaria, Kaduna state during the repositioning retreat by the institute.

    Amaechi said: “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.”

    The Minister expressed satisfaction with the facilities but called on its management to ensure proper use and adequate maintenance of the equipment.

    Amaechi also advised the NTT to seek accreditation from National Universities Commission (NUC), to run certain diploma programmes toward metamorphosing into a full-fledged university of transport and logistics.

    The Minister pledged the ministry’s support to help in the creation of more faculties in the institute.

    He, however, called for a holistic perusal of the institute’s enabling law to know the scope of its mandate.

    At the Biodiesel laboratory, Amaechi also urged to the institute to expand the project aimed at producing Made-in-Nigeria vehicles, by establishing a feedstock farm for renewable energy.

    He suggested to NITT to factor into the 2021 budget the acquisition of about “200 hectres of land” to start the project.

    The minister said further suggested that in subsequent budgets, personnel and other logistics for effective operation of the feed stock farm might be captured.

    This, according to the Minister, can attract private investors to cue into the project.

    Interacting with NITT N-Power automobile participants, the Minister admonished them to be disciplined in everything they do.

    He assured them of the Federal government’s commitment toward the success of the N-Power scheme, stressing that “President Buhari’s administration is interested in lifting people out of poverty.”

    “As potential entrepreneurs, you can create jobs through training a number of people in your workshop.

    “I therefore enjoin you to utilise the skills acquired through the scheme, optimally, for personal gain as well as for the country at large.”

    Speaking on behalf of the NITT N-Power participants, Mr Abdulazzez Owoseni-Salihu, commended the social investment programme of the present administration, especially the N-Power scheme.

    Owoseni-Salihu notedthat the scheme had not only empowered the beneficiaries but also changed their mindsets toward self-sufficiency.

    He appealed to the Federal government to “kindly“ provide N-Power graduates with “contemporary machines to enable them go into the field to practice the skills acquired.”

    Amaechi, who entertained questions from Journalists at the end of the facility tour, said: “I am satisfied with the facilities, all they need is just governance.

    “In terms of equipment, they are doing well, but as professionals, they must put the equipment to use.

    “The Federal government will ensure that areas where you have infrastructure are properly funded

    “But you need to show that you are not only able to transfer knowledge, but also to supervise the trainees so that we can create employment.”

    The Acting Director-General, NITT, Dr Bayero Salih-Farah, explained that the institute was accredited by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) to run Diploma and Advanced Diploma programmes.

    He also said that NITT had entered into affiliation with Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria to run Postgraduate and Master’s degree programmes.

    The acting dire3ctor-general thanked the Minister for not only attending the event, personally, but also finding time to visit the institute’s headquarters in Zaria

    reports that the facilities inspected include the new office of the director-general, main auditorium and the state-of-the-art facilities at the Transport Technology Centre (TTC) among others.
    KLM/ASS/DUA

    Edited by Saidu Adamu/Dada Ahmed

  •   The acting Director General Nigeria Institute of Transport Technology Dr Bayero Farah on Tuesday said the institute has trained more than five thousand personnel in the past five years from public and private sectors While giving his speech at the retreat on repositioning of the NITT held in Kaduna Dr Farah said the institute had trained personnel on various transport and logistics fields under its long and short term programmes The Acting DG also said NITT has trained thousands of managers now manning strategic transport organizations in the country The institute was established to focus on professionalization of the transport industry by providing continuous development of skills and competencies in the industry Various applied research projects were carried out for both government and private sectors prominent among which are Portharcourt Transport Studies and School Bus 1999 Others include Master Plan for an Integrated Transportation Infrastructure BRT Baseline Studies in Lagos Kano and Kaduna National Transport Survey and Projection NTSP 2010 2012 2017 and 2018 he said Farah further stated that the institute have outreach learning centers in Lagos Portharcourt Abuja and recently Gombe Kano and Ebonyi to cater for those interested in studying at NITT He however pleaded with the Minister of Transportation Mr Rotimi Amaechi to help the institute with adequate manpower to maintain the heavy capital assests in order to ensure effective and efficient services Also speaking Amaechi commended the NITT and said the transportation ministry have been able to provide local manpower through various interventions The minister stated that direct employment generated on Lagos Ibadan rail project is about 10 000 and about 100 000 employment is expected to be generated along Ibadan Kano line Amaechi advised the NITT to keep on doing the good work at training of personnel in order to encourage hardwork and commitment to service in the transportation sector The chairman of NITT Governing Council Mr Olorogun Onojeharho said the role of transport and logistics sectors in any economy especially developing economy like Nigeria cannot be over empahzied He said transportation is the major artery that energies the economy Onojeharjo advised practioners and managers of the transport system to anticipate and plan for the system in order to support changes and growth in the economy He admonished the transport system managers at the retreat to examine each of the transport and logistics faculties equipment and procurement policies PMY MZA Edited by Maharazu Ahmed
    NITT has trained 5,000 personnel in five years- Acting DG
      The acting Director General Nigeria Institute of Transport Technology Dr Bayero Farah on Tuesday said the institute has trained more than five thousand personnel in the past five years from public and private sectors While giving his speech at the retreat on repositioning of the NITT held in Kaduna Dr Farah said the institute had trained personnel on various transport and logistics fields under its long and short term programmes The Acting DG also said NITT has trained thousands of managers now manning strategic transport organizations in the country The institute was established to focus on professionalization of the transport industry by providing continuous development of skills and competencies in the industry Various applied research projects were carried out for both government and private sectors prominent among which are Portharcourt Transport Studies and School Bus 1999 Others include Master Plan for an Integrated Transportation Infrastructure BRT Baseline Studies in Lagos Kano and Kaduna National Transport Survey and Projection NTSP 2010 2012 2017 and 2018 he said Farah further stated that the institute have outreach learning centers in Lagos Portharcourt Abuja and recently Gombe Kano and Ebonyi to cater for those interested in studying at NITT He however pleaded with the Minister of Transportation Mr Rotimi Amaechi to help the institute with adequate manpower to maintain the heavy capital assests in order to ensure effective and efficient services Also speaking Amaechi commended the NITT and said the transportation ministry have been able to provide local manpower through various interventions The minister stated that direct employment generated on Lagos Ibadan rail project is about 10 000 and about 100 000 employment is expected to be generated along Ibadan Kano line Amaechi advised the NITT to keep on doing the good work at training of personnel in order to encourage hardwork and commitment to service in the transportation sector The chairman of NITT Governing Council Mr Olorogun Onojeharho said the role of transport and logistics sectors in any economy especially developing economy like Nigeria cannot be over empahzied He said transportation is the major artery that energies the economy Onojeharjo advised practioners and managers of the transport system to anticipate and plan for the system in order to support changes and growth in the economy He admonished the transport system managers at the retreat to examine each of the transport and logistics faculties equipment and procurement policies PMY MZA Edited by Maharazu Ahmed
    NITT has trained 5,000 personnel in five years- Acting DG
    General news3 years ago

    NITT has trained 5,000 personnel in five years- Acting DG

    The acting Director General, Nigeria Institute of Transport Technology, Dr Bayero Farah, on Tuesday said the institute has trained more than five thousand personnel in the past five years from public and private sectors.

    While giving his speech at the retreat on repositioning of the NITT, held in Kaduna, Dr Farah said, the institute had trained personnel on various transport and logistics fields under its long and short term programmes

    The Acting DG also said NITT has trained thousands of managers, now manning strategic transport organizations in the country.

    “The institute was established to focus on professionalization of the transport industry by providing continuous development of skills and competencies in the industry.

    “Various applied research projects were carried out for both government and private sectors, prominent among which are Portharcourt Transport Studies and School Bus 1999.

    “Others include Master Plan for an Integrated Transportation Infrastructure, BRT Baseline Studies in Lagos, Kano and Kaduna, National Transport Survey and Projection NTSP 2010, 2012, 2017 and 2018,” he said.

    Farah further stated that the institute have outreach learning centers in Lagos, Portharcourt, Abuja and recently Gombe, Kano and Ebonyi to cater for those interested in studying at NITT.

    He however pleaded with the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, to help the institute with adequate manpower to maintain the heavy capital-assests in order to ensure effective and efficient services.

    Also speaking, Amaechi commended the NITT and said the transportation ministry have been able to provide local manpower through various interventions.

    The minister stated that direct employment generated on Lagos-Ibadan rail project is about 10,000 and about 100,000 employment is expected to be generated along Ibadan-Kano line.

    Amaechi advised the NITT to keep on doing the good work at training of personnel, in order  to encourage hardwork and commitment to service in the  transportation sector.

    The chairman of NITT Governing Council, Mr Olorogun Onojeharho, said the role of transport and logistics sectors in any economy especially developing economy like Nigeria cannot be over empahzied.

    He said transportation is the major artery that energies the economy.

    Onojeharjo advised practioners and managers of the transport system to anticipate and plan for the system in order to support changes and growth in the economy.

    He admonished the transport system managers at the retreat to examine each of the transport and logistics faculties, equipment and procurement policies.
    PMY/MZA

    Edited by Maharazu Ahmed

  •  The Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology NITT Zaria says it has trained 116 drivers from Standard Organisation of Nigeria SON on fundamentals of defensive driving and safety techniques NITT Acting Director General and Chief Executive Dr Bayero Salih Farah was quoted as saying this at the closing ceremony of the exercise held at the institute A statement issued by NITT s Head Press and Public Relations Mr Paul Mshelizah in Zaria on Wednesday noted that Salih Farah was represented by Dr Joshua Odeleye Head of Training Salih Farah said the exercise was informed by the growing need to equip the drivers with requisite modern skills and competencies for efficient and effective transport and logistics operations He observed that the training was highly imperative in view of the peculiarities of Nigerian road environment high incidences of traffic accidents and emerging technologies like Intelligent Transport System ITS The director general opined that the achievement of organisational goals depends largely on efficient and effective transport and logistics operations Salih Farah appreciated SON for placing high premium on human capacity development and appealed for further collaborations between the two organisations toward ensuring safety on Nigerian roads The director general urged the trainees to take advantage of the training to enhance their professional skills and advised them to become worthy ambassadors of the institution You are now NITT ambassadors go and practice what you have learnt so that SON can see greater productivity It also quoted Mr Daniel Audu speaking on behalf of other participants as expressing satisfaction with both the course content and method of delivery describing it as unprecedented Audu commended the management of SON for approving the training while appealing to the management to make it an annual exercise The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the training exercise was held at the NITT in Zaria as well as Lagos study centre
    NITT trains 116 SON drivers on defensive driving, safety techniques
     The Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology NITT Zaria says it has trained 116 drivers from Standard Organisation of Nigeria SON on fundamentals of defensive driving and safety techniques NITT Acting Director General and Chief Executive Dr Bayero Salih Farah was quoted as saying this at the closing ceremony of the exercise held at the institute A statement issued by NITT s Head Press and Public Relations Mr Paul Mshelizah in Zaria on Wednesday noted that Salih Farah was represented by Dr Joshua Odeleye Head of Training Salih Farah said the exercise was informed by the growing need to equip the drivers with requisite modern skills and competencies for efficient and effective transport and logistics operations He observed that the training was highly imperative in view of the peculiarities of Nigerian road environment high incidences of traffic accidents and emerging technologies like Intelligent Transport System ITS The director general opined that the achievement of organisational goals depends largely on efficient and effective transport and logistics operations Salih Farah appreciated SON for placing high premium on human capacity development and appealed for further collaborations between the two organisations toward ensuring safety on Nigerian roads The director general urged the trainees to take advantage of the training to enhance their professional skills and advised them to become worthy ambassadors of the institution You are now NITT ambassadors go and practice what you have learnt so that SON can see greater productivity It also quoted Mr Daniel Audu speaking on behalf of other participants as expressing satisfaction with both the course content and method of delivery describing it as unprecedented Audu commended the management of SON for approving the training while appealing to the management to make it an annual exercise The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the training exercise was held at the NITT in Zaria as well as Lagos study centre
    NITT trains 116 SON drivers on defensive driving, safety techniques
    General news3 years ago

    NITT trains 116 SON drivers on defensive driving, safety techniques

    The Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NITT), Zaria, says it has trained 116 drivers from Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) on fundamentals of defensive driving and safety techniques.

    NITT Acting Director-General and Chief Executive, Dr Bayero Salih-Farah, was quoted as saying this at the closing ceremony of the exercise held at the institute.

    A statement issued by NITT’s Head, Press and Public Relations, Mr Paul Mshelizah, in Zaria on Wednesday, noted that Salih-Farah, was represented by Dr Joshua Odeleye, Head of Training.

    Salih-Farah said the exercise was informed by the growing need to equip the drivers with requisite modern skills and competencies for efficient and effective transport and logistics operations.

    He observed that the training was highly imperative in view of the peculiarities of Nigerian road environment, high incidences of traffic accidents and emerging technologies like Intelligent Transport System (ITS).

    The director-general opined that the achievement of organisational goals depends largely on efficient and effective transport and logistics operations.

    Salih-Farah appreciated SON for placing high premium on human capacity development and appealed for further collaborations between the two organisations toward ensuring safety on Nigerian roads.

    The director-general urged the trainees to take advantage of the training to enhance their professional skills and advised them to become worthy ambassadors of the institution.

    “You are now NITT ambassadors; go and practice what you have learnt so that SON can see greater productivity.”

    It also quoted, Mr Daniel Audu, speaking on behalf of other participants as expressing satisfaction with both the course content and method of delivery, describing it as unprecedented.

    Audu commended the management of SON for approving the training, while appealing to the management to make it an annual exercise.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the training exercise was held at the NITT in Zaria as well as Lagos study centre.

  •   Institute By Taiye Elebiyo Edeni Abuja Dec 20 2018 NNN The Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Land Transport Hon Abdulmumin Jibrin has pledged to make adequate budget available to Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology NITT to facilitate speedy completion of projects Jibrin during oversight visit of the House Committee to the NITT Zonal Outreach Learning Centre Abuja said the major project being undertaken by the transport institute was the construction of study centres He said that the opening of NITT learning centres across the six geo political Zones would fast track growth of the Transportation sector and the emergence of professionals Transport is at the heart of logistics you cannot talk about the economy without transport it is the foundation of every aspect of the economy Again we have limited knowledge because essentially we just look at it like commerce We need deeper knowledge of the technologies the modules the operations the technical aspects and lots of other issues that are related I believe that with these centres we will be able to produce more professionals and competent people that will contribute to the transport sector of the economy Jibrin said Commending the progress of work on the building of the NITT learning centre Jibrin pledged the support of the House of Representatives to the project which he said would be of immense benefit to the nation He said that the committee would visit all centres to see the progress of work We are in the budget season and we can give them a push so that they can complete the whole of this project and we can get the school running Jibrin said Also speaking Dr Abimbola Odumosu Director General NITT said that the visit of the Committee members showed the commitment of the legislators to the development of the transport sector Odumosu said that the NITT had made significant contributions to address the problems confronting the transport sector by providing the required training and professional manpower to run the industry He explained that the Main Campus of the Institute was in Zaria Kaduna State with outreach learning centres across the six geo political zones to enable every Nigerian to have access to learning We are a training institution and our main focus is training on knowledge skill and competence in transportation and logistics When government found out that there was a gap in the expertise in transportation and logistics it necessitated the establishment of the NITT as a Research Institute we still do sustainable research The last one we did under the Federal Ministry of Transportation was on National Transport Survey Projections We have another sustainable research we are doing now how to use railway and logistics as a tool for poverty reduction and employment generation The report which is being prepared by the Federal Ministry of transportation is going to be ready by January he said Odumosu said that the institution was affiliated to the Ahmadu Bello University ABU Zaria which gives certification to its grandaunts The News Agency of Nigeria NNN reports that the NITT outreach centre in Abuja which is already at 82 per cent completion stage is expected to be completed and opened for full operation in 2019 NNN TY HAS Edited by Hajia Sani
    Reps laud transport institute, pledge adequate funding to boost sector
      Institute By Taiye Elebiyo Edeni Abuja Dec 20 2018 NNN The Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Land Transport Hon Abdulmumin Jibrin has pledged to make adequate budget available to Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology NITT to facilitate speedy completion of projects Jibrin during oversight visit of the House Committee to the NITT Zonal Outreach Learning Centre Abuja said the major project being undertaken by the transport institute was the construction of study centres He said that the opening of NITT learning centres across the six geo political Zones would fast track growth of the Transportation sector and the emergence of professionals Transport is at the heart of logistics you cannot talk about the economy without transport it is the foundation of every aspect of the economy Again we have limited knowledge because essentially we just look at it like commerce We need deeper knowledge of the technologies the modules the operations the technical aspects and lots of other issues that are related I believe that with these centres we will be able to produce more professionals and competent people that will contribute to the transport sector of the economy Jibrin said Commending the progress of work on the building of the NITT learning centre Jibrin pledged the support of the House of Representatives to the project which he said would be of immense benefit to the nation He said that the committee would visit all centres to see the progress of work We are in the budget season and we can give them a push so that they can complete the whole of this project and we can get the school running Jibrin said Also speaking Dr Abimbola Odumosu Director General NITT said that the visit of the Committee members showed the commitment of the legislators to the development of the transport sector Odumosu said that the NITT had made significant contributions to address the problems confronting the transport sector by providing the required training and professional manpower to run the industry He explained that the Main Campus of the Institute was in Zaria Kaduna State with outreach learning centres across the six geo political zones to enable every Nigerian to have access to learning We are a training institution and our main focus is training on knowledge skill and competence in transportation and logistics When government found out that there was a gap in the expertise in transportation and logistics it necessitated the establishment of the NITT as a Research Institute we still do sustainable research The last one we did under the Federal Ministry of Transportation was on National Transport Survey Projections We have another sustainable research we are doing now how to use railway and logistics as a tool for poverty reduction and employment generation The report which is being prepared by the Federal Ministry of transportation is going to be ready by January he said Odumosu said that the institution was affiliated to the Ahmadu Bello University ABU Zaria which gives certification to its grandaunts The News Agency of Nigeria NNN reports that the NITT outreach centre in Abuja which is already at 82 per cent completion stage is expected to be completed and opened for full operation in 2019 NNN TY HAS Edited by Hajia Sani
    Reps laud transport institute, pledge adequate funding to boost sector
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    Reps laud transport institute, pledge adequate funding to boost sector

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    By Taiye Elebiyo-Edeni

    Abuja, Dec. 20, 2018 (NNN) The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Land Transport, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin, has pledged to make adequate budget available to Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NITT) to facilitate speedy completion of projects.

    Jibrin, during oversight visit of the House Committee to the NITT Zonal Outreach Learning Centre, Abuja, said the major project being undertaken by the transport institute was the construction of study centres.

    He said that the opening of NITT learning centres across the six geo-political Zones would fast-track growth of the Transportation sector and the emergence of professionals.

    “Transport is at the heart of logistics; you cannot talk about the economy without transport; it is the foundation of every aspect of the economy.

    “Again, we have limited knowledge because, essentially, we just look at it like commerce.

    “We need deeper knowledge of the technologies; the modules, the operations, the technical aspects and lots of other issues that are related.

    “I believe that with these centres, we will be able to produce more professionals and competent people that will contribute to the transport sector of the economy,’’ Jibrin said.

    Commending the progress of work on the building of the NITT learning centre, Jibrin pledged the support of the House of Representatives to the project which, he said, would be of immense benefit to the nation.

    He said that the committee would visit all centres to see the progress of work.

    “We are in the budget season and we can give them a push so that they can complete the whole of this project and we can get the school running,’’ Jibrin said.

    Also speaking, Dr Abimbola Odumosu, Director General, NITT said that the visit of the Committee members showed the commitment of the legislators to the development of the transport sector.

    Odumosu said that the NITT had made significant contributions to address the problems confronting the transport sector by providing the required training and professional manpower to run the industry

    He explained that the Main Campus of the Institute was in Zaria, Kaduna State with outreach learning centres across the six geo-political zones, to enable every Nigerian to have access to learning.

    “We are a training institution and our main focus is training on knowledge, skill and competence in transportation and logistics.

    “When government found out that there was a gap in the expertise in transportation and logistics, it necessitated the establishment of the NITT as a Research Institute; we still do sustainable research.

    “The last one we did under the Federal Ministry of Transportation was on `National Transport Survey Projections’.

    “We have another sustainable research we are doing now; `how to use railway and logistics as a tool for poverty reduction and employment generation’.

    “The report which is being prepared by the Federal Ministry of transportation is going to be ready by January,’’ he said.

    Odumosu said that the institution was affiliated to the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria which gives certification to its grandaunts.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NNN) reports that the NITT outreach centre in Abuja, which is already at 82 per cent completion stage, is expected to be completed and opened for full operation in 2019. (NNN)
    TY/HAS
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    Edited by Hajia Sani

  •  Prof Suleiman Bolaji Hassan the President Nigerian Metallurgical Society NMS says there is need for synergy between government academia industry and other stakeholders to develop the steel industry in the country Bolaji Hassan made the call on Wednesday in an interview with Nigeria News Agency on the sidelines of the 34th Conference and Annual General Meeting AGM of the NMS in Zaria Kaduna State The three day conference tagged Zaria 2018 with theme Exploration and Exploitation of Minerals for National Development and Sustainability was held at the Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology NITT Zaria Bolaji Hassan said that the call became imperative in view of the significant role of each of the parties toward developing the sector thereby taking Nigeria to the next level of development The NMS president advised that there should be a united fold that binds government academia industry and other stakeholders noting that each one of them must be abreast of the kind of minerals available how to process as well as its importance and value You cannot develop the steel industry without talking about the exploration and exploitation of mineral resources because it is from these mineral resources you get a lot of other raw materials to be used to run the steel plants So we have discovered that for many years some of these exploration and exploitation that have been done in Nigeria were not properly handled This is because foreigners will come deceiving us that they are looking for a particular mineral but take the whole of our heavy mineral and tell us that they want copper but in that mineral they take there is gold tantalums and the rest And they buy them cheaply export and process for the benefit of their own countries Bolaji Hassan advised Federal Government to get involved in exploration and exploitation where Nigeria would do the exploration and exploitation itself He observed that without steel no nation had ever developed and assured that without steel no nation would ever developed He added that each of the 36 states of the federation is sitting on one mineral or the other and some states are blessed with about 10 minerals On the Ajaokuta Steel Company Bolaji Hassan said there is no government that takes the bull by the horns to say steel first because steel will give birth to so many other things even agriculture Today we are talking of mechanisation again the Niger bridge we are thinking of building we are not going to use wood but steel all these will be imported The money to be used in importing the steel is enough to put the Ajaokuta Steel company into shape a project started as far back as 1979 He therefore stressed the need for government to have the political will to actualise the objectives for which the steel company was initiated Edited by Vivian Ihechu Hadiza Mohammed Aliyu
    Steel: Expert advocates synergy between govt., academia, industry
     Prof Suleiman Bolaji Hassan the President Nigerian Metallurgical Society NMS says there is need for synergy between government academia industry and other stakeholders to develop the steel industry in the country Bolaji Hassan made the call on Wednesday in an interview with Nigeria News Agency on the sidelines of the 34th Conference and Annual General Meeting AGM of the NMS in Zaria Kaduna State The three day conference tagged Zaria 2018 with theme Exploration and Exploitation of Minerals for National Development and Sustainability was held at the Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology NITT Zaria Bolaji Hassan said that the call became imperative in view of the significant role of each of the parties toward developing the sector thereby taking Nigeria to the next level of development The NMS president advised that there should be a united fold that binds government academia industry and other stakeholders noting that each one of them must be abreast of the kind of minerals available how to process as well as its importance and value You cannot develop the steel industry without talking about the exploration and exploitation of mineral resources because it is from these mineral resources you get a lot of other raw materials to be used to run the steel plants So we have discovered that for many years some of these exploration and exploitation that have been done in Nigeria were not properly handled This is because foreigners will come deceiving us that they are looking for a particular mineral but take the whole of our heavy mineral and tell us that they want copper but in that mineral they take there is gold tantalums and the rest And they buy them cheaply export and process for the benefit of their own countries Bolaji Hassan advised Federal Government to get involved in exploration and exploitation where Nigeria would do the exploration and exploitation itself He observed that without steel no nation had ever developed and assured that without steel no nation would ever developed He added that each of the 36 states of the federation is sitting on one mineral or the other and some states are blessed with about 10 minerals On the Ajaokuta Steel Company Bolaji Hassan said there is no government that takes the bull by the horns to say steel first because steel will give birth to so many other things even agriculture Today we are talking of mechanisation again the Niger bridge we are thinking of building we are not going to use wood but steel all these will be imported The money to be used in importing the steel is enough to put the Ajaokuta Steel company into shape a project started as far back as 1979 He therefore stressed the need for government to have the political will to actualise the objectives for which the steel company was initiated Edited by Vivian Ihechu Hadiza Mohammed Aliyu
    Steel: Expert advocates synergy between govt., academia, industry
    Science & Technology4 years ago

    Steel: Expert advocates synergy between govt., academia, industry

    Prof. Suleiman Bolaji-Hassan, the President, Nigerian Metallurgical Society (NMS)

    says there is need for synergy between government, academia, industry and other stakeholders to develop the steel industry

    in the country.

    Bolaji-Hassan made the call on Wednesday in an interview with Nigeria News Agency on the sidelines

    of the 34th Conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the NMS in Zaria, Kaduna State.

    The three-day conference, tagged: “Zaria 2018″ with theme “Exploration and Exploitation of Minerals for National Development

    and Sustainability’’ was held at the Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NITT), Zaria.

    Bolaji-Hassan said that the call became imperative in view of the significant role of each of the parties toward developing

    the sector, thereby taking Nigeria to the next level of development.

    The NMS president advised that there should be a united fold that binds government, academia, industry and other stakeholders, noting that

    “each one of them must be abreast of the kind of minerals available, how to process, as well as its importance and value.

    “You cannot develop the steel industry without talking about the exploration and exploitation of mineral resources because

    it is from these mineral resources you get a lot of other raw materials to be used to run the steel plants.

    “So, we have discovered that for many years, some of these exploration and exploitation that have been done in Nigeria were

    not properly handled.

    “This is because foreigners will come, deceiving us that they are looking for a particular mineral but take the whole of our

    heavy mineral and tell us that they want copper but in that mineral they take, there is gold, tantalums and the rest.

    “And, they buy them cheaply, export and process for the benefit of their own countries.”

    Bolaji-Hassan advised Federal Government to get involved in exploration and exploitation, where Nigeria would

    do the exploration and exploitation itself.

    He observed that without steel, no nation had ever developed and assured that without steel, no nation would ever developed.

    He added that “each of the 36 states of the federation is sitting on one mineral or the other and some states are blessed with

    about 10 minerals.”

    On the Ajaokuta Steel Company, Bolaji-Hassan said: “there is no government that takes the bull by the horns to say steel

    first, because steel will give birth to so many other things: even agriculture.

    “Today, we are talking of mechanisation, again, the Niger bridge we are thinking of building, we are not going to use

    wood but steel; all these will be imported.

    “The money to be used in importing the steel is enough to put the Ajaokuta Steel company into shape,

    a project started as far back as 1979.”

    He, therefore, stressed the need for government to have the political will to actualise the objectives for which the steel

    company was initiated.

    Edited by: Vivian Ihechu/Hadiza Mohammed-Aliyu

  •  The Senate on Thursday said the it would partner with stakeholders to adapt underground space technologies and tunneling as alternative means of transportation for national development Senator Gbenga Ashafa the Chairman Senate Committee on Land Transport said this on Thursday at the Second Annual International Tunneling and Underground Space Conference organised by the Tunneling Association of Nigeria TAN in collaboration with the International Tunneling Association in Abuja Represented by Mr Temitope Atida Senior Legislative Aid Ashafa said that the rising population of Nigeria which had launched it as the seventh most populous country necessitated the need for an alternative means of transportation He said that tunneling which would ease the burden on road rail transportation especially in major cities of the country was a welcomed idea which the law makers would consider incorporating into law At the parliament be rest assured that we will support this vision with requisite legislation In the interim last week we passed the National Transport Commission Bill in the Senate which contemplates the inclusion of tunneling as a regulated transport sector As we evolve we would look closer at the technical aspect of this and prepare the necessary legislative framework We will seek to partner the executive arm of government stakeholders in adaptation of tunnels and underground space technologies in meeting our national development and ease the burden of Nigerians he said The Senator however said that the rising population of the country required planning proactively to develop infrastructure and space use Mr Rotimi Amaechi the Minister of Transport said the wellness of any nation depended on the level of importance it attached to science engineering and technology as tools for sustainable infrastructural development Represented by Mrs Anthonia Ekpa the Director Road and Mass Transport Amaechi said that tunneling underground infrastructure is an emerging technology aimed at achieving the Sustainable Development Agenda of 2030 in cities and communities Given its benefits tunneling is one modes of transportation which Nigeria s infrastructural development agenda will have to consider For the purpose of easing clutter of vehicles on roads in addition to providing mass transit and rail services we need to make provisions for all weather road routes featuring tunnels to provide vehicles and pedestrians mobility Transportation of goods including petroleum products by tunnels would be safer and easier compared to the current reliance on trucks which ply our roads with heavy maintenance cost on roads he said The minister said that the Federal Government was embracing the tunneling technology by encouraging the ministry s Nigerian Institute for Transport Technology NITT to consider research in tunneling He said the institution could incorporate research on tunneling as an engineering option in its curriculum Amaechi stressed the need for government to review the current legislation and planning procedure to include underground space development in the country Mr Abidemi Agwor the President TAN said that the country was long overdue in adopting tunneling and underground space infrastructure given its rising population According to Agwor tunneling gives the country benefit of maximising space within the urban environment instead of rails and roads on the surface He said that tunnels were usually applied either on metro or utility scale Agwor said the benefits of the system could be used to develop hydro power plant intra and inter rails water sewage telecommunication distributions in urban cities and for conventional use He however decried that inadequate infrastructure to develop the country especially the transport system was due to lack of proper planning and implementation of policies If we had from the onset adopted integrated water reticulation system we will not have water problems If we had from the onset adopted tunneling into developing a few of our road networks we will not have congestion problems Prof Tarcisio Celestino the President International Tunneling and Underground Space Association and Mr Oliver Vion President International Tunneling Association both said infrastructures makes a city stand out They agreed that with the development of infrastructure Nigeria would be among the leading economies of the world The theme of the conference is Exploring the Socioeconomic Benefits of Developing Tunneling and Underground Space Infrastructure in Nigeria with international local tunneling industry experts in attendance Edited by Grace Yussuf
    Senate, stakeholders to adapt tunnels, underground space technologies
     The Senate on Thursday said the it would partner with stakeholders to adapt underground space technologies and tunneling as alternative means of transportation for national development Senator Gbenga Ashafa the Chairman Senate Committee on Land Transport said this on Thursday at the Second Annual International Tunneling and Underground Space Conference organised by the Tunneling Association of Nigeria TAN in collaboration with the International Tunneling Association in Abuja Represented by Mr Temitope Atida Senior Legislative Aid Ashafa said that the rising population of Nigeria which had launched it as the seventh most populous country necessitated the need for an alternative means of transportation He said that tunneling which would ease the burden on road rail transportation especially in major cities of the country was a welcomed idea which the law makers would consider incorporating into law At the parliament be rest assured that we will support this vision with requisite legislation In the interim last week we passed the National Transport Commission Bill in the Senate which contemplates the inclusion of tunneling as a regulated transport sector As we evolve we would look closer at the technical aspect of this and prepare the necessary legislative framework We will seek to partner the executive arm of government stakeholders in adaptation of tunnels and underground space technologies in meeting our national development and ease the burden of Nigerians he said The Senator however said that the rising population of the country required planning proactively to develop infrastructure and space use Mr Rotimi Amaechi the Minister of Transport said the wellness of any nation depended on the level of importance it attached to science engineering and technology as tools for sustainable infrastructural development Represented by Mrs Anthonia Ekpa the Director Road and Mass Transport Amaechi said that tunneling underground infrastructure is an emerging technology aimed at achieving the Sustainable Development Agenda of 2030 in cities and communities Given its benefits tunneling is one modes of transportation which Nigeria s infrastructural development agenda will have to consider For the purpose of easing clutter of vehicles on roads in addition to providing mass transit and rail services we need to make provisions for all weather road routes featuring tunnels to provide vehicles and pedestrians mobility Transportation of goods including petroleum products by tunnels would be safer and easier compared to the current reliance on trucks which ply our roads with heavy maintenance cost on roads he said The minister said that the Federal Government was embracing the tunneling technology by encouraging the ministry s Nigerian Institute for Transport Technology NITT to consider research in tunneling He said the institution could incorporate research on tunneling as an engineering option in its curriculum Amaechi stressed the need for government to review the current legislation and planning procedure to include underground space development in the country Mr Abidemi Agwor the President TAN said that the country was long overdue in adopting tunneling and underground space infrastructure given its rising population According to Agwor tunneling gives the country benefit of maximising space within the urban environment instead of rails and roads on the surface He said that tunnels were usually applied either on metro or utility scale Agwor said the benefits of the system could be used to develop hydro power plant intra and inter rails water sewage telecommunication distributions in urban cities and for conventional use He however decried that inadequate infrastructure to develop the country especially the transport system was due to lack of proper planning and implementation of policies If we had from the onset adopted integrated water reticulation system we will not have water problems If we had from the onset adopted tunneling into developing a few of our road networks we will not have congestion problems Prof Tarcisio Celestino the President International Tunneling and Underground Space Association and Mr Oliver Vion President International Tunneling Association both said infrastructures makes a city stand out They agreed that with the development of infrastructure Nigeria would be among the leading economies of the world The theme of the conference is Exploring the Socioeconomic Benefits of Developing Tunneling and Underground Space Infrastructure in Nigeria with international local tunneling industry experts in attendance Edited by Grace Yussuf
    Senate, stakeholders to adapt tunnels, underground space technologies
    Science & Technology5 years ago

    Senate, stakeholders to adapt tunnels, underground space technologies

    The Senate on Thursday said the it would partner with stakeholders to adapt underground space technologies and tunneling as alternative means of transportation for national development.

    Senator Gbenga Ashafa, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Land Transport said this on Thursday at the Second Annual International Tunneling and Underground Space Conference organised by the Tunneling Association of Nigeria (TAN) in collaboration with the International Tunneling Association in Abuja.

    Represented by Mr Temitope Atida, Senior Legislative Aid, Ashafa said that the rising population of Nigeria which had launched it as the seventh most populous country necessitated the need for an alternative means of transportation.

    He said that tunneling, which would ease the burden on road, rail transportation, especially in major cities of the country was a welcomed idea which the law makers would consider incorporating into law.

    “At the parliament, be rest assured that we will support this vision with requisite legislation.

    “In the interim, last week we passed the National Transport Commission Bill in the Senate which contemplates the inclusion of tunneling as a regulated transport sector.

    “As we evolve, we would look closer at the technical aspect of this and prepare the necessary legislative framework.

    “We will seek to partner the executive arm of government, stakeholders in adaptation of tunnels and underground space technologies in meeting our national development and ease the burden of Nigerians,” he said.

    The Senator, however, said that the rising population of the country required planning proactively to develop infrastructure and space use.

    Mr Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transport said the wellness of any nation depended on the level of importance it attached to science, engineering and technology as tools for sustainable infrastructural development.

    Represented by Mrs Anthonia Ekpa, the Director, Road and Mass Transport, Amaechi said that tunneling, underground infrastructure “is an emerging technology aimed at achieving the Sustainable Development Agenda of 2030 in cities and communities.’’

    “Given its benefits, tunneling is one modes of transportation which Nigeria’s infrastructural development agenda will have to consider.

    “For the purpose of easing clutter of vehicles on roads, in addition to providing mass transit and rail services, we need to make provisions for all weather road routes featuring tunnels to provide vehicles and pedestrians’ mobility.

    “Transportation of goods including petroleum products by tunnels would be safer and easier compared to the current reliance on trucks which ply our roads with heavy maintenance cost on roads,” he said.

    The minister said that the Federal Government was embracing the tunneling technology by encouraging the ministry’s Nigerian Institute for Transport Technology (NITT) to consider research in tunneling.

    He said the institution could incorporate research on tunneling as an engineering option in its curriculum.

    Amaechi stressed the need for government to review the current legislation and planning procedure to include underground space development in the country.

    Mr Abidemi Agwor, the President, TAN said that the country was long overdue in adopting tunneling and underground space infrastructure given its rising population.

    According to Agwor, tunneling gives the country benefit of maximising space within the urban environment instead of rails and roads on the surface.

    He said that tunnels were usually applied either on metro or utility scale.

    Agwor said the benefits of the system could be used to develop hydro power plant, intra and inter rails, water, sewage, telecommunication distributions in urban cities and for conventional use.

    He, however, decried that inadequate infrastructure to develop the country, especially the transport system was due to lack of proper planning and implementation of policies.

    “If we had from the onset adopted integrated water reticulation system, we will not have water problems.

    “If we had from the onset adopted tunneling into developing a few of our road networks, we will not have congestion problems.”

    Prof. Tarcisio Celestino, the President International Tunneling and Underground Space Association and Mr Oliver Vion, President International Tunneling Association both said “infrastructures makes a city stand out’’.

    They agreed that with the development of infrastructure, Nigeria would be among the leading economies of the world.

    The theme of the conference is: “Exploring the Socioeconomic Benefits of Developing Tunneling and Underground Space Infrastructure in Nigeria” with international, local tunneling industry experts in attendance.

    Edited by: Grace Yussuf

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