The Acting Director-General/Chief Executive of the Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NITT), Zaria, Dr Bayero Salih Farah, has challenged engineers and technologists in the transport sector to spearhead innovations in transport technology.
Dr Bayero Farah said this when members of the Nigerian Association of Technologists in Engineering (NATE) led by its Zaria branch Chairman, Engr. M. M. Abubakar paid him a courtesy call.
Dr Bayero Farah told members of the association that, it is incumbent upon them to champion research in transport technology. “You have a responsibility to undertake research that would culminate in cutting edge technological innovations in the transport industry”, the Ag. DG/CE said. Concerning possible areas of collaboration, Dr Bayero Farah stated that the Institute would be awarding actionable proposal from NATE.
Speaking earlier, the Chairman of the Zaria branch of the Nigerian Association of Technologist in Engineering (NATE), Engr. M. M. Abubakar congratulated the Ag. DG/CE on his appointment, and prayed for the confirmation of his appointment as the substantive DG/CE. Engr. M. M. Abubakar stated that his association would like to collaborate with NITT in certain areas of its expertise.
The Chairman also appealed to the Institute to assist the association in hosting its monthly congress meetings. He also observed that since the inauguration on November 2011, the NATE, Zaria Chapter, had been fighting against the dichotomy between University graduates and Polytechnic graduates, adding that NITT should as a matter of necessity expunge the disparity if it existed in the Institute.
He further solicited for assistance for the production of its calendar as well as securing a Secretariat for the association.
In his remarks, the Registrar of the Institute, Mallam Sule Bello, appreciated members of the association for their efforts towards technological innovations. As regards the ostensible dichotomy, the Registrar said that NITT as a matter of principle treats all graduates with parity.
He noted that it would be unfair to discriminate against a group that actualizes the intentions embodied in sketches and drawings. He said, “you are the people who translate the sketches into physical projects.”

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