Labour Ministry trains 170 FRSC Drivers, Riders

Labour Ministry trains 170 FRSC Drivers, Riders

By ALEX UANGBAOJE, Kaduna

In view of change in technology, the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment yesterday trained 170 Drivers and Riders of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) from Northern Nigeria.

Speaking at the opening of the training in Kaduna, Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige said, the training was imperative to boost productivity of the participants in their sector.

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Represented by Assistant Director, Skills Development and Certification Department in the ministry, Mr. Emma Aderemi said, the workshop will go a long way at increasing the participants’ technological know-how.

According to him, “the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment under the able leadership of Dr. Chris Ngige designed the workshop to improve the participants’ productivity and efficiency.

“This workshop will also keep them abreast of the challenges of changing technologies in the world. Because technical and vocational education is not static, it is dynamic and changes from time to time.” He said.

He however expressed optimism that the training will raise the standard of the participants to compete with their counterparts anywhere in the world.

The Minister also disclosed that, the training was done in three centres across the country, noting that, the 170 participants trained in Kaduna were drawn from all the FRSC commands in the North.

Responding on behalf of FRSC, Assistant Corp Commander, Kaduna Sector Command, Stella J Numan commended the ministry for boosting the knowledge of their Drivers and Riders.

She however charged the participants to put the knowledge acquired to practice when they get to their various commands.

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