By Akanji Alowolodu, Gombe
The Gombe outreach learning centre of the Nigeria Institute of Transport Technology (NITT) will become fully functional soon as all the facilities required have been put in place.
The disclosure was made by Director-General of NITT, Dr. Bayero Farah while fielding questions from news men in Kumo, headquarters of Akko Local Government Area of Gombe State shortly after inspecting the learning centre.
Though the DG observed that the structure needs little amendments and adjustments, he expressed satisfaction with the level of work at the facility which is at the stage of completion.
According to him, such amendments are normal with every new structure ,adding that all the noticed adjustments will soon be corrected in order to make the center fully operational.
He said the Institute was established to provide world class professional training, research, advice and solutions to all issues relating to transportation in Nigeria and beyond noting also that for the Transport industry to achieve the desired objectives is imperative that operation in the in the industry must be supported with regular training and skill improvement.
The DG further said that , the centre was cited in Gombe to serve the entire North East Geo-Political region because of the state’s central location and called on individual, public and private sectors to avail themselves with the opportunity and enroll in the institute.
The DG said that, “We have started with Preliminary activities we will soon be fully functional in the next two months. We are going to deploy more staff to this centre to make it fully functional and conducive for everyone.
Bayero Farah added that, “NITT has been playing significant role in the Transport sector because people who have been trained in the institute have been making impact in the state Transport Services”.
He said that, “We have causes that leads to certificates,Diploma,Advance Diploma ,Post graduate Diploma and Master Degree in the field of Transport,”
The institute was established in Gombe in 2016 and commenced operations in in temporary site in Gombe town before it was moved to the permanent site in Kumo which is over 1,000 capacity as well as equipment in its laboratories and workshops.