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NBTI stresses importance of training in fabrication, welding




Abuja, April 16, 2019 Mr Reuben Shagu, the Head of Media and Publicity, National Board for Technology Incubation (NBTI) has stressed the need for training in the fabrication of agro allied products in the country to move the sector forward.

He said this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday.

He explained that with improved training, which could be done either in the country or abroad, the agro allied sector would be developed, as Nigerians would learn more on how to fabricate many items that the country currently import.

He added that the country would consequently be at par with other countries in terms of fabrication and become independent in agro allied machineries.

Meanwhile, Mr Kamilu Yahaya, an entrepreneur with the board, told NNN that he was trained by a Turkish company called Inokstek in algon welding.

He said that algon welding is an advanced technology that does not leave any sign of joining on welded material.

Yahaya, an entrepreneur under the Kano State Technology Incubation Centre, who said he now manages an engineering services company, added that he went through a one-month specialised training on fabrication of angro allied machines in Turkey.

He said the experience was rewarding as it afforded him the opportunity to acquire higher knowledge in his area of specialisation.

He noted that “following the training, I am now Turkey’s training representative in Nigeria and I can now train other entrepreneurs on this technology.

“It is a very good development for the country and for NBTI because now our local fabrication would also have perfect finishing instead of the sharp edges that was usually the case.”