The Association of Auto Works and Technicians of Nigeria (AAWATON) have called on the federal government to assist in training artisans in the country in line with global best practices.
The newly elected Chairman of AAWATON, Comrade Pedro Enahoro stated this in Abuja at the National Inauguration of newly elected members of Association of Auto Works and Technicians of Nigeria (AAWATON).
On his part, the outgoing chairman, Engr. Lawal Ayide said the idea of establishing the association was to change the old ways of doing things and place Nigerian technicians at per with their counterparts.
He pledged to assist the new executives in moving the association forward adding that the association had assisted in eradicating quacks in the profession since its establishment six years ago.
Ayide commended the federal government through the Sure P and Automotive Council for training and equipping artisans with work tools.
On the Federal Road Safety Speed Limiter, he said, “It’s unfortunate that government sidelined the key stakeholders when making the decision but FRSC should sensitise Auto-technicians that will make the policy to work.
He was optimistic that without re-orientating the Auto-technicians that the federal road safety speed limiter policy would crash.
In his speech, the Interim Chairman, Comrade Olarenwaju Adigun charged the newly elected executives to carry out their assignments without fear or favour.
He challenged them on the need to place the union ahead of other Trade Unions in Nigeria.
On his part, the Sector Commander of FRSC, Rs 7.1 FCT Sector Command, CC Sunday Oghenekaro who was represented by Superintendent Route Commander, Mr Barnabas Asongo said that the event marked the beginning of greater things in the industry.