Nigerian government in collaboration with a German automobile company, CTS Automotive Gmbh is set to establish mechatronic workshops and training centres in all the 36 states of the country.
The Chief Executive Officer, CTS Automotive Gmbh, Eddie Forkert, said as technical partner to the Nigerian Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), it role was to fabricate, supply and deliver equipments on demand as part of a nationwide project to establish mechatronic workshops and training centres in every geo—political zone in Nigeria, and subsequently every state of the Federation.
The project also, partners through Mechanical Engineering Departments of Nigerian Universities in a bid to increase the penetration of technology into Nigeria.
Forkert said, “CTS has set up mechatronic workshops in Federal University of Technology Bauchi, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and University of Ibadan through the Council’s initiative. CTS informed that prior to the agreement with the Council, it had had engagements in Nigeria with supply of equipments to Bola Ige Mechatronics Institute in Esa Oke Osun State.
He further disclosed that CTS Automotive is scheduled to make 10 cargo shipments with each cargo weighing 10 tones (a total of 100 tones) which delivery will be concluded by April 2022 and installation scheduled to commence in June 2022″.
He pleaded with the Nigeria’s Ambassador to German, Yusuf Tuggar to communicate the growing interest of German companies, expressing desire to embark on similar projects in Nigeria, but are apprehensive of the consistency of the Nigerian economic policies.
In response, Tuggar re-assured the CTS management of the Federal Government’s commitment to guarantee seamless policies that will continue to draw investment interest into Nigeria.
The Nigerian Ambassador had during the week inspected a cargo shipment of equipments and tools bound for Nigeria to appraise the consignment and ensure that the existing agreement between the Nigerian Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) and CTS Automotive derives dividend for Nigeria at utmost standard.
The Ambassador who was accompanied by Mr. Omeh Nwopkopu (Minister Counsellor) and Mr. Jibril Jibril (Counsellor) said the visit was necessary to further discuss various matters concerning the execution of the agreement.
The visit concluded with the Ambassador given an extended tour of the facility and the plan of the schedule of the operation shipment process for Nigeria, which His Excellency continued to assure of the Embassy’s participation.
He said the Embassy would continue to monitor the process and attracts more companies to participate in the ongoing initiative.