By; SANI ALIYU, Zaria
The Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NITT), Zaria, has designed a training programme for drivers of Jesuit Refugee Services (JRS) drivers.
In a statement made available by the institute said the programme would consist of both theory and practical.
The trainee drivers would first go through a simulated road and driving environment before proceeding to the field.
Speaking during the opening ceremony organised for JRS drivers, the representative of the Director General/Chief Executive and Director, Transport Technology Centre (TTC), Dr. Danjuma Ismaila, said NITT is a multi-modal transport and logistics training institute mandated to professionalise the industry.
Dr. Ismaila also noted that the institute has study centres in the six geopolitical zones of the country as well as driver development centres in Zaria, Ughelli and Ilorin.
Adding that, the programme is very vital and will help you in your operations and your safety and that of others.
At the end of the programme, a certificate will be given to the participants.
Jesuit Refugee Services (JRS) is an international Catholic organisation with a mission to serve and advocate on behalf of refugees and forcibly displaced persons.
According to the Country Director, Fr. Patrick Elamesor, JRS Nigeria was created in 2018 as a clear response to the needs and concerns that were prevalent across the country at the time and still are.