By; SANI ALIYU, Zaria
The Director General of Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NITT) Zaria, Dr. Bayero Salih Farah has expressed desire to see drivers in Nigeria learn basic defensive driving techniques and decent driving habits.
He made this known at a press briefing marking his one year in office as the Chief Executive.
Dr Salih Farah said that to achieve this, the institute has constructed and equipped drivers development and training centres in all the institute’s outreach learning centers across the six geo-political zones.
According to him, with this initiative, Nigeria will hopefully in the near future, witness significant drop in accident rates as drivers’ behavior would inevitably change as a result of the training they receive.
Speaking on the conducive environment of the institute, the Director General said that it has for long been experiencing epileptic power supply which affects its entire operations within the system, excited that it has now become history as now they are enjoying 24 hours steady supply.
The DG also said that the institute under his leadership has established an intelligent transport system which will gradually metamorphose into a National Transport Intelligence Centre which will have real-time data of transport operators across the nation.
“Also NITT has now been connected with internet facilities which provide staff and participants the freedom to carry out their researches online and share knowledge with their counterparts across the world.
“The institute is currently in the process of facilitating the accreditation of some courses which will provide it the opportunity to offer National Diploma in Crane Operations, Welding and Fabrication, Mechatronics,” he revealed.