The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said that the Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NITT) Zaria, has all it takes to design Made-in-Nigeria vehicles.
Amaechi stated this in a statement issued by the Director, Public Affairs, NITT, Paul Mshelizah, which was made available to newsmen on Sunday.
Mshelizah said the Minister stated this during a familiarisation and facility tour of the institute in Zaria, Kaduna State during the repositioning retreat hosted by the institute.
“NITT has all it takes to design a car, I am sure the institute could convince the Federal Government that it has what it takes to design a made-in-Nigeria car. From design, to engine, to body, then funding will not be an issue, we can create patency for NITT,” Amaechi was quoted as saying.
The minister reportedly expressed satisfaction with the facilities at the institute but called on its management to ensure proper use and adequate maintenance of the equipment.
Amaechi also advised the NITT to seek accreditation from National Universities Commission (NUC) to run certain diploma programmes toward metamorphosing into a full-fledged university of transport and logistics.