The Jigawa state Chairman of the Nigerian Automobile Technicians Association, (NATA), Comrade Balarabe Mohammed, has expressed gratitude to the Jigawa state government for constructing an accessible road that leads to the state’s “Mechanic Village” from different points of the state capital, Dutse.
Mohammed who also doubles as the state Chairman of the Mechanic Village, disclosed that before now, it was hectic reaching out to the area and vehicle owners were often discouraged to take their faulty vehicles to them, especially commercial ones for repairs and would rather take them elsewhere.
“But with the construction of the road by Governor Abubakar Badaru, the Village is now a beehive of activities, as owners of faulty vehicles find it much easier to drive to the fro the area without sweat and on our part, we enjoy more patronage than before the construction of the road, he said.
He also extended his gratitude to former Governor of the state Alhaji Sule Lamido who provided them the land in the first place.
Mohammed who disclosed that of the 50,000 registered members of NATA in the state, many including himself, have immensely benefited with the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in the state and as at today, a lot of their members have become self-reliant running their own auto mechanic ventures in different part of Jigawa and other neighbouring states.
“Many of our members were well trained through the NDE empowerment scheme and are now on their own, so we shall ever be grateful to our state government and the NDE in particular. Today, Jigawa State NATA is a member of the National Automotive Council (NAC) and we are doing our best in adhering to the rules and regulations guiding our Association” he said.