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Before Innoson Uniben Had Made The Nigeria Car ? from the University of Benin .. It even Won a SHELL Marathon !

Ni.geria inches toward locally-made automobile

 Before Innoson Motors  There was Uniben Motor Literarily ! 


Nigeria's quest to become an automobile manufacturing country may be realised in the next 28 months, the project manager of the Skill Acquisition Centre for Internal Combustion Engine Parts Manufacture, Akaehomen Ibhadode, has said.


Mr Ibhadode, a world-renowned professor of manufacturing engineering, who spoke yesterday at the launch of the centre at the University of Benin (UNIBEN), said the World Bank-sponsored project, tagged Step-B, will be equipped with state-of-the-art research and production facilities to aid research and learning by staff and students of higher institutions in Nigeria.

The centre will also engage in the production of all components of diesel and petrol automobile engines.

An initiative of the federal government, Step-B is expected to support the development and growth of the science and technology industry and contribute to national development.

Mr Ibhadode, who is the 2010 laureate of the Nigeria prize for science, said the essence of the project is to empower local automobile manufacturers and to provide industrial training for engineering students as well as to generate funds. The centre, which is working in collaboration with National Automotive Council, Star Automotive Industries, Lagos, and the University of Greenwich, United Kingdom, will become fully operational within the next 28 months.

Turning point 

According to the national project coordinator of Step-B, Michael Adikwu, the project is aimed at producing better qualified students and researches, which he said will impact positively on the economic growth of the nation as defined by the millennium development goals.

Fidelis Achiv, who represented the director-general of the National Automotive Council, Aminu Jabal, said the project will ensure that students are trained in the use of modern equipment and help to determine the engineering competence of Nigerian students, as well as provide needed spare parts for the automotive industry.

The vice-chancellor of UNIBEN, Osayuki Oshodin, who was represented by the deputy vice- chancellor (academics) of the university, Emmanuel Onibere, described the occasion as a "milestone achievement by the university, considering the numerous hiccups that threatened the initial take-off of the project".

He said the project is devoted to skill acquisition in engine parts manufacture, which he said is a vital component of the nation's quest to address the problem of transportation and power generation.

"This indeed will be a turning point in Nigeria's march toward real industrialisation," he said.

Now Ask Does Innoson Employ Uniben Engineers ? 

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Comment by Jymz on May 7, 2011 at 8:09am
Good morning Nigerians!!! its the awakening of a new dawn. Kudos
Comment by Moses K Tawose on May 7, 2011 at 5:30am
What a welcome News to us as a Nigerian and our future generation. As long as we don't give up eventually our dream would manifest. One step at a time~~~~~~~~!!!
Comment by arowwdasa michael esanbo on May 6, 2011 at 4:35pm
at last we produce sumthin , i pray that those white  men should come down here again and carry them away
Comment by susanjerry on May 6, 2011 at 4:21pm
Good news ooooooooo 9ja has done it again.




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