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Automobile: Enyo begins CSR training for 5000 technicians

Technology-driven oil retail and supply company, Enyo has commenced its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme to train some 5000 auto mechanics nationwide, reports ITRealms.

The Chief Executive Officer of Enyo, Abayomi Awoboku said the training is having its first batch in Lagos in partnership with AutoMedics, a leading motor mechanic consultancy and training outfit.

He also said the initiative is aimed at giving back to the society by helping to close the requisite skills gap in developing human capacity to continually service the automobile sector.

“The sector in recent times is being driven by latest trends and technological advancement as vehicles are now more systematic and computerized,” he said.

Awoboku equally noted that in many countries around the world, the automotive industry plays both a strategic and catalytic role in economic development in respect of the Gross Domestic Produce (GDP) contribution. 

“If Nigeria must play globally and competitively in the development in the automobile sector, there is need for stakeholders to invest in human capital development and technology, in other to improve after sales challenges and meet up with the paradigm shift in the industry” he said.

Awoboku also  emphasized on the importance of the training, stressing that automotive has changed in terms of the electronics.

“It is expected that technology will continue to develop so we need to look at how we can maintain the vehicles we have on our roads,” he said.

ITRealms recalls the programme is aimed at training a new generation of auto mechanics that will understand the workings of today’s hi-tech vehicles to grow their own capacities now and for the future.

The training partner and Chief Executive Officer of Auto Medics, Kunle Shonaike, believes Nigeria is very important to the global automotive business as as nearly all brands in the industry compete for a share to capture the market, the lamenting challenges of automobile maintenance in Nigeria.

Shonaike, the United States (US)-trained automobile technician noted that “proper maintenance standards have eluded vehicle owners and users in Nigeria especially in the face of unprofessionalism and the largely unregulated readily available roadside operations”.

“I urge all the stakeholders not to allow the litany of challenges evident in the sector to squeeze life out of the industry. We all need to utilize a strategic platform as this one to draw attention to happenings in the sector through our active participations. This is why despite the daunting challenges we have been facing we have resolved to ensure we promote standards through trainings such as this” he emphasized.

The auto mechanical technicians training which was powered by Mech Tech is expected to be rounded off with a graduation ceremony later in the year.



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