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Kano Trains 1000 Auto-Mechanic Engineers to Handle Present-Day Vehicles

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By Abdullahi Yusuf

The Kano State Government says it has trained 1000 auto mechanic Engineers to enable them to handle present-day vehicles in the state.

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje disclosed this on Wednesday while declaring open the NUJ Special Delegates Conference held in Kano.

He said the training followed research conducted by the state government which found that most of the auto mechanic engineers in the state were roadside engineers.

Ganduje said the state government, therefore, signed an agreement with the Peugeot Automobile Training Centre, Kaduna, to train the mechanics to enable them to handle present-day vehicles which are computerized.

He said President Muhammadu Buhari would commission 500 trained auto mechanic engineers, and that the other 500 were already self-employed.

The Governor then urged the NUJ to take a second look at the breaking news syndrome which he said was negatively affecting the journalism profession.

He said a situation where Journalists unnecessarily competed with each other on who broke the news first should not be an avenue where harm was caused because professional considerations were being jettisoned.

In his remarks, the state Commissioner for Information and Internal Affairs, Malam Muhammad Garba, described Governor Ganduje as a media-friendly Governor in view of his commitment to the enhancement of the welfare of Journalists and the Journalism profession.

The two-term NUJ president said the Governor had done everything to enhance the growth of the profession in the state, citing the equipping of the state-owned media – the Abubakar Rimi Television and Radio Kano, as well as the reopening and revitalization of the Triumph Publishing Company, among other gestures.

In his speech, the Chief Host and President of the NUJ, Chief Chris Isiguzo, thanked Governor Abdullahi Ganduje for his financial support and participation in the conference.

“This occasion would have been less attractive and exciting without the financial support and participation of our beloved Special Guest of Honour, His Excellency, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State.

“Your Excellency, we shall cherish your kindness and support for a long time to come. Thank you very much, Sir,” the president said.

About 300 delegates are attending the two-day conference with the theme:” Conflict-Sensitive Reporting And Nigerian Journalism.”

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