Yola—The Digital Bridge Institute (DBI) in collaboration with the North-East Development Commission (NEDC) on Monday, commenced digital diagnostic and vehicle maintenance training for 150 youths in the northeast region.
According to a statement signed by the institute’s spokesman, Akin Ogunlade, the vocational training took place at the DBI facility in Yola on Friday.
The training was aimed at deepening the capacity of the automobile industry’s players and equipping them with invaluable skill sets in digital maintenance and repairs of vehicles, Ogunlade hinted.
The Head of the DBI Yola Campus, Mr. Yolde, in his welcome address on the first day of the training, intimated participants about the institute’s core mandates which are ICT/telecom training as well as manpower development, entrepreneurial, technical and vocational education and training.
He said the training serves as an avenue for the participants to network and share ideas among themselves and also acquire cutting-edge knowledge and skills in line with current trends in the automobile industry.
Yolde urged NEDC and other organizations to partner with DBI for the betterment of society in the area of ICT and the digital economy.
On his part, the General Manager of NEDC, Engr. Waziri Ahmadu stated that the northeastern zone has experienced many difficulties due to insurgent activities, particularly Boko Haram attacks.
He added that the attacks have led to the destruction of lives and properties which according to him have gravely affected the region educationally, economically and otherwise.
Engr. Waziri further stated that the collaboration between DBI and NEDC became necessary for equipping young people with the required skills to make them self-sufficient and become employers of labour.
While applauding DBI’s Yola campus which he described as “an international standard facility,” Waziri promised to continue hosting future NEDC training at the campus.
He said the commission is proud to be a pioneer partner to host training at the facility.