Nigeria automobile council presents electric car to Gov Buni, to establish training centre in Yobe

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Governor Buni test running Nigeria's first electric car.

The Nigeria Automobile Design and Development Center said it will support the Yobe State government in the development of its Modern Trailer Transit Camp in Potiskum.

This was disclosed by Mr Jelani Aliyu, Director-General, Nigeria Automobile Design and Development council who visited Governor Buni on Thursday.

He said the council would establish an automotive training center in Potiskum to complement the efforts of the state government.

“Your Excellency you have done great by establishing the Trailer park, the proposed training center would best be put to use at the trailer park” Jailani said.

Governor Buni playing host to Jelani Aliyu and his entourage.

Governor Buni thanked the council for showing interest in the project and willingness to assist the state government in the development of the trailer park.

Governor Buni said “Potiskum has over 8,000 truck owners, it has the largest cattle market in West Africa so the business of trucks is very huge and the need for the automotive training center at the trailer park in Potiskum is the best thing to do.”

Buni assured the cooperation of the state government to execute the project.
According to the governor, the trailer park when completed would provide 5,000 direct jobs to the people.

Governor Buni being shown the workings of the electric car by the DG.

The Governor, along with Mr Jailani, had a test drive of an electric car to demonstrate support for the reduction of carbon emission and a safer ecosystem.

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