The Director General for Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NITT) , Dr Bayero Sallh Farah has disclosed that the newly constructed Kano annex Office of the Institute has been completed and ready for commissioning.
He also disclosed that the federal government spent about three billion naira on the project at Dawakin Kudu town of Kano metropolitan.
Dr Salih-Farah told reporters on Thursday in Kano after the inspection visit at the Institute to ensure that all facilities are installed and ready for commissioning.
The Director General also added that the wisdom for the establishment of the annex Office in Kano State was to bring skills acquisition training to the people at the grassroot level.
He added that the institute was mandated to provide skills acquisition training to Nigerians youths working in transport and logistic industries, saying it is a strategic development to establish the centre in the area.
The Director General also said , people from neighbouring states can come to Kano to learn basic skills of maintenance of transport infrastructure and equipment.
According to him, all the necessary facilities have been installed in the institute which was initiated four years ago, adding that, “we have eight classes, and each would contain 50 students”.
“Our staff are well trained so that they can handle the equipment very well. As you have seen, we have provided technical departments and administrative blocks.
“The annex was provided with simulator rooms, classes, clinic and cafeteria. Also, we have female and male hostels each with 20 self contained apartments.
“We also have a staff chalet with mine rooms, sporting centre and also a block of flats for the facilitators.” He said.
According to him, most of the staff on ground are from the immediate environment, and soon other staff will be posted from their headquarters to operate the facilities.